Updated at 21:21:47 PDT on Apr 27, 2021: This post has been updated to note doubts about the reportedly looming census figures. The latest Chinese census may reveal that China’s population has shrunk for the first time in...
by John Chan | Mar 3, 2021
China has implemented a mandatory “cooling-off” period for divorces, mandating that spouses observe a 30-day waiting period to deter impulsive divorces. But the new requirement, which went into effect on January 1st...
by Joseph Brouwer | Feb 10, 2021
Unofficial data published by China’s Ministry of Public Security indicated a 15% decline in new birth registrations in 2020. The drop off is a reflection of a host of factors: the coronavirus epidemic, legacies of the...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 17, 2020
In 2015, the Chinese government reformed its infamous “one-child policy” to allow two births for most couples, hoping that it would address a looming demographic crisis by boosting the nation’s birthrate....
by Samuel Wade | Sep 6, 2013
A series of studies this year have linked pollution in China to lowered life expectancy and...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 26, 2007
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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- The Jamestown Foundation – Hong Kong Cracks Down on National Security Imperatives Amid Electoral Reforms