January 18, 2013

Consensus Grows Against One-Child Policy

Liz Carter, Tea Leaf Nation

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China’s One Child policy, which restricts most couples in the country to having only one child, once again became a hot topic when Wang Xia, the government official in charge of the program, indicated it would not be scrapped anytime soon. Chinese academics in sociology and economics, among other fields, have openly called for the policy to be abandoned immediately, but decision-makers have been slow to make even small-scale reforms. The pace of change is far too slow for most researchers and would-be parents.

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