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Amid Low Birth Rate Worries, China Increases Pressure on Women
April 23, 2022

Amid Low Birth Rate Worries, China Increases Pressure on Women

By Chauncey Jung
As Beijing grapples with a coming demographic crisis, China’s state media are taking aim at feminism and abortion services.

China Continues to Underdeliver in Its Plans to Combat the Low Birth Rate
March 18, 2022

China Continues to Underdeliver in Its Plans to Combat the Low Birth Rate

By Chauncey Jung
China's government is aware of the looming demographic crisis. So why is it so reluctant to adopt family-friendly policies?
In Numbers: The Changing Composition of Populations in China, India, and Japan
January 17, 2022

In Numbers: The Changing Composition of Populations in China, India, and Japan

By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A new DRI Trendlines looks at demographics of three leading Asian powers, and how key variables paint a complicated and, in large parts, pessimistic picture.

How Many People Are in China? The Government Just Started Counting.
November 03, 2020

How Many People Are in China? The Government Just Started Counting.

By Shannon Tiezzi
The once-a-decade census is now underway, and the results will have important data on China’s aging population and rural-urban divide.

Too Old to Fight? Will Demographic Shifts Alter Asia’s Geostrategic Landscape? 
September 14, 2020

Too Old to Fight? Will Demographic Shifts Alter Asia’s Geostrategic Landscape? 

By Robert Farley
The demographic situation in the Asia-Pacific is quite unlike that of any other epoch of geostrategic competition.

With New Divorce Rule, China Further Pushes ‘Family Values’
June 03, 2020

With New Divorce Rule, China Further Pushes ‘Family Values’

By Chauncey Jung
From promoting gender equality to advocating for “family values,” the CCP has drastically changed its tone after 70 years in power.

China's Number of Births Just Keeps Dropping
November 01, 2018

China's Number of Births Just Keeps Dropping

By Shannon Tiezzi
The two-child policy is helping, but not enough to turn the tide of a looming demographic crisis.
Aging Asia: Turning Demographic Weakness to Strength
August 07, 2017

Aging Asia: Turning Demographic Weakness to Strength

By Anthony Fensom
Will developing Asia get old before it gets rich?

China's Trafficked Brides
July 19, 2017

China's Trafficked Brides

By Eugene K. Chow
Thanks to the one child policy, Chinese men are turning to Ukrainian brides and sex trafficking to find wives.

China’s Struggle With Demographic Change
June 20, 2017

China’s Struggle With Demographic Change

By Spencer Sheehan
Will China's aging population bring down the economy?

Does China Need Its Own 'Womenomics'?
December 09, 2015

Does China Need Its Own 'Womenomics'?

By Harry Krejsa and Maryam Janani
Japan and China both need women in the workforce to boost their economies, but they are moving in opposite directions.
The Truth About China's 'Two-Child Policy'
December 07, 2015

The Truth About China's 'Two-Child Policy'

By Bo Zhiyue
The loosening of the "one-child policy" isn't quite the landmark step observers had hoped for.

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