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by Josh Rudolph | Nov 28, 2017
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by Xiao Qiang | Mar 3, 2007
From BBC News: China is to introduce steps to punish famous and wealthy violators of its one-child policy, senior officials say. The move came in response to complaints from ordinary people that the rich were having more children because they could afford the fines, officials said. Measures could include recording violators’ names and making them […]
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 16, 2006
From BBC News: China is to bring in new financial incentives to encourage people in rural areas to have fewer children in another bid to control its rising population. From next year, parents in the countryside will get an annual payment when they reach the age of 60, provided they have only one child, or […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 27, 2005
From AsiaPacific Issues (in PDF form): Wang’s 12-page essay cites and documents facts essential to understanding earlier, present and likely future debates on this topic. Emphasizing the plurality of China’s population policies, sociologist Wang corrects the common impression that China ever had a single policy, even during the same time period. China’s birth rate was […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 9, 2005
From The China Daily: China on Thursday said it will expand aid to rural couples with only one child to promote family planning, but will not ease its three-decade-old one-child policy to limit population growth. China limits most couples to one child, but lets some poor couples have a second child if the first is […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 8, 2005
Thanks to China analyst David Cowhig for sending following article to CDT: In “Research on the Overall Population and Female Fertility in the Chinese Mainland During the Late Twentieth Century” (article translated below) Liang Zhongtang of the Shanxi Province People’s Government Economic Research Center in the 5/2003 issue of Shengcanli Yanjiju [Productivity Research] pp. 147 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 6, 2004
From the LA Times: “After 25 years of the one-child policy, the nation risks producing too few children. But many parents have decided one is enough. ” This raises a new problem in China’s population structure. “In Shanghai, 2.6 million seniors make up about 16% of the city’s population, which far outstrips the worldwide average […]