birth rate

CCP Plays Matchmaker To Stave Off Demographic Crisis

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, thousands of Chinese couples registered their marriages. The date is known as “Love Day,” as it contains many twos, connoting pairs, and the Mandarin pronunciation (“er”) is vaguely similar to the...

Eid Celebrations Underscore Religious Repression In Xinjiang

On Eid-al-Fitr, the celebratory conclusion of the Muslim holy month Ramadan, videos of dancing Uyghurs outside of a mosque in Kashgar demonstrated, perhaps counterintuitively, the extent of religious repression in the region....

Birth Rate & Bachelor Blues

Wang Ling at chinadialogue describes concerns over the accuracy of China’s birth rate figures, expressed as its Total Fertility Rate: the average number of children born to a woman during her lifetime. Underestimating this...

Chinese county reins in birth-rate – without a one-child limit – Peter Ford

From the Christian Science Monitor, an interesting look at a town that has had great success at lowering the birth rates, without imposing the national one-child policy: For the past 21 years, the citizens of Yicheng County, in the mining province of Shanxi, have been exempt from the “one-child policy” on which the Chinese government […]

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