Will Ctrip child abuse case lead to lower birth rate in China?

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Last week, we wrote about child abuse at a Ctrip daycare center in Shanghai. The news continued to garner attention. China Daily reports that the person in charge of the facility was detained. Meanwhile, some censorship instructions issued to the media by government authorities were leaked, according to China Digital Times. And the Global Times, always seeking a fresh take on everything, writes that the scandal “highlights the lack of childcare facilities in China,” which “may impact China’s efforts to increase birth rate.”


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Jiayun Feng

Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.