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Family Planning Reform: “Two-Child Policy”?

Amid a worsening demographic dilemma, there have been rumors that China’s new leadership might reform the controversial one-child policy. Bloomberg looks at a significant change being considered for vexed family planning...

China Past Due: One Child Policy

For her series, China Past Due, on PRI’s The World, Mary Kay Magistad looks at the debate over the one-child policy, as many people think the government should end the policy which has been prone to abuse in its 30 year...

Will China Get Old Before Getting Rich?

Decades after the enactment of the one-child policy in the 1970s, the Chinese government is now trying to tackle the problem of a fast-aging population. From Darren Wee at The Guardian: Filial piety is the first of the five...

Demography: China’s Achilles Heel

A pair of articles in the current issue of The Economist examines China’s demographic Achilles heel, which “will hobble the hero” by diverting more and more of a shrinking workforce’s output towards the...

Experts Challenge One-Child Population Claim

As the world’s human population approaches seven billion, demographers have attacked Chinese claims that its family planning policies delayed this landmark by five years. From The Associated Press: “I think many...

Does China Have Enough People?

The Economist looks at new Chinese census data, and asks an unusual question: Does China have enough people? The question might seem absurd. The country has long been famous both for having the world’s largest population...

China Population Growth Slows

Recent statistics show modest increases in the Chinese population since last year. From CBC News: The figure of 1.3410 billion, which is preliminary and based on a sample survey, shows China added about 6.3 million people last...

China’s Population May Hit 1.5b in 2033

Shanghai Daily reports: The population will see an annual increase of about eight million people in the next decade and may reach 1.36 billion in 2010 and 1.4 billion in 2020, said Li Bin, director of the National Population and...

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