One’s enough to worry about.
China wants its citizens to have more children. But they are reluctant to.
Your country needs you to procreate.
There are signs China could drop its two-child policy in an attempt to boost population growth.
Slums like this one in Rio de Janeiro embody the problems Paul Ehrlich warned of in ‘The Population Bomb.’
Fifty years ago biologist Paul Ehrlich published 'The Population Bomb,' an apocalyptic warning that overcrowding would lead to wars and famine. Here's what the book got right and wrong.
Chinese President Xi Jinping presides over the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress.
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China's surplus of unmarriageable men poses a stark dilemma for Xi and other leaders as they set the country's economic course for the next five years.
Diana (Xiaojie) Lin as the mother in Little Emperors.
China's demographic experiment come to life in Little Emperors, but not always successfully.
Involuntary bachelors, who fail to add fruit to their family tree are often referred to as "bare branches". And the Chinese state has recently started to worry about them.
The research projected what would happen through to 2050 if fertility levels were to rise in response to China’s two-child policy.
Analysis shows China's GDP per capita would fall by 21% in 2050 under the new two-child policy.
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Incentives to encourage childbearing haven't worked elsewhere in Asia – can they in China?
China: getting busier.
China's population policy shift has some worried – and at the heart of it is a philosophical dilemma.
Graduation at Fudan University in Shanghai. Education is an important instrument in building China’s global status.
In China, education is more than a means to deliver high skilled labour. The country has constructed its education policy to demonstrate its ambition to become a global power.
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China's population policy helped more women into university, creating a generation with higher aspirations.
Enforcing the birth control policy left millions of children with no identity.
The move to a 'two-child policy' is unlikely to boost population growth, which has been stalling for years now.
One of the victims of child abduction in China was rescued by authorites.
The BBC has uncovered an open online market for children but this has been happening for years.
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China’s one-child policy, however controversial, should be given some of the credit for positive outcomes such as rising levels of education.
The recent announcement that China’s one-child policy will be partially relaxed will be celebrated worldwide by libertarians, human rights activists and, most importantly, Chinese couples who have longed…
Trouble brewing for China?
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Out and about: Xi Jinping deploying soft power on a trip to Ireland.
The Chinese leadership transition last year, with Hu Jintao handing over to Xi Jinping, finally laid to rest Deng Xiaoping’s long-running maxim that China should “keep a low profile and hide its brightness…
No need to order a new bike.
Despite the announcements made at the end of last week, the one-child policy is not being abolished in China any time soon, and it will take some dismantling when it is eventually abandoned. The reform…
A new Australian study has found China’s “little emperors” are less trusting and more pessimistic than those born before the one-child policy was implemented.
China’s one-child policy has built a generation of sensitive, less trusting and more risk-averse adults, according to a new…