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Family Planning

China needs a better policy to address demographic realties

This week’s Kuora, on the subject of China’s population decline, comes from two of Kaiser’s answers, originally posted to Quora on May…

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‘To be a Chinese mother, you need a strong heart’: A conversation with a young mother in China

China may have abolished its one-child policy, but motherhood remains fraught with obstacles.     On a blustery Beijing winter…

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Chinese Corner: Blame for China’s demographic time bomb, neurotic parents, and a Lu Xun comic

Who is to blame for China’s population crisis? 人口列车是怎样失控的 rénkǒu lièchē shì zěnyàng shīkòng de How did the population train run…

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The birth rate debate in China is out of control

A proposal to establish a fund to reward families for having two children, created by Nanjing University professor Liu Zhibiao…

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Subsidies for having kids? The Chinese internet is not impressed

Earlier this month, a People’s Daily’s opinion piece that urges Chinese citizens to have more babies as a “national issue”…

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The People’s Daily: ‘Giving birth is not only a family matter but also a national issue’

A backlash is growing on Chinese social media against a recent commentary by the People’s Daily, which asserts that as…

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Jiangxi implements new rules to prevent sex-selective abortions

Jiangxi Province has introduced a new set of regulations (in Chinese) to prohibit sex-selective abortions, including requiring women who are already…

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The end of forced family planning?

For years, the writing has been on the wall for China’s infamous family planning measures. Though there have always been…

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Can China implement a three-child policy?

Last week, prior to the opening of this year’s “Two Sessions” (两会 liǎnghuì) on March 5, a proposal drafted by a…

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Falling birth rates and infant deaths

Caixin reports that 630,000 fewer babies were born in China in 2017 than the year before, despite the loosening of the…

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The plight of China’s family planners

With the loosening of China’s one-child policy, the vast bureaucracy that once enforced it faces an uncertain future and anger…

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Sinica extra: Q&A with Mei Fong on her Pulitzer win, meeting Queen Elizabeth and foreign correspondence

Mei Fong, the guest on this week's Sinica Podcast about China's one-child policy, shares stories about her career and life,…

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