February 5, 2013

Will China Scrap Population Control?

Beth Main, Shanghaiist

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Speculation has surfaced again that China might scrap its one-child policy, amid concerns that it is negatively affecting the country's economic growth and population equality.

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TAGGED: Demographics, one-child policy, China


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