Has China’s One-child Policy Worked? – Michael Bristow

From BBC News:

China’s policy has prevented 400 million births, officials say.

Since the regulations were introduced in 1979, China has kept its population in check using persuasion, coercion and encouragement.

And it looks likely that, nearly 30 years after the policy was first introduced, it will not be relaxed to allow couples to have more children.

Many Chinese and foreign academics believe this is a mistake and will result in a number of serious demographic problems in the future. [Full Text]

Read also New family policy attacks elites’ egos by Ma Lie and Chen Hong.

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