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With fertility rate in China low, some press to legalize births outside marriage

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he Chinese government today “still fines married couples who have more than two children and women who give birth out of wedlock, despite a looming demographic crisis in the country.” To combat China’s exceptionally low fertility rates, “three civil society groups in the southern city of Guangzhou issued a report calling for greater reproductive freedom for single women.”
5 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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