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How to Fix China’s Population Crisis: Say Sorry to Women
July 07, 2022

How to Fix China’s Population Crisis: Say Sorry to Women

By Mei Fong and Yaqiu Wang
Chinese women are owed profound apologies for the extensive and inhumane acts committed against them during the one-child policy years. But genuine contrition doesn’t stop at words.

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?
China Loosens Family Planning, Again
June 02, 2021

China Loosens Family Planning, Again

By Eleanor Albert
China moves to a three-child policy, but will it make a difference for the plunging birthrate?

China’s Population Is Peaking 
May 13, 2021

China’s Population Is Peaking 

By Eleanor Albert
The marginal growth announced by Beijing suggests China’s population is near its peak.

China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Suppress Population
June 30, 2020

China Forces Birth Control on Uyghurs to Suppress Population

By Associated Press
Even while China loosens restrictions on family size elsewhere, rates of forced birth control and sterilization are growing in Xinjiang.

China’s Bride Trafficking Problem
October 30, 2019

China’s Bride Trafficking Problem

By Heather Bar
Over generations, China’s one-child policy drove a demographic disaster that has sparked a devastatingly cruel trade.

China’s Reputation for Long-Range Planning Is Wildly Exaggerated
March 22, 2019

China’s Reputation for Long-Range Planning Is Wildly Exaggerated

By David Skidmore
Don't be misled by the erroneous notion that China possesses some uniquely successful capacity for long-range planning.
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.

To Encourage More Births, Chinese Specialists Propose Birth Fund, Childless Tax
August 17, 2018

To Encourage More Births, Chinese Specialists Propose Birth Fund, Childless Tax

By Charlotte Gao
The proposals triggered a large wave of criticism and sarcasm online.

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 Millennials: Consumer Superpower
May 18, 2017

China's Millennials: Consumer Superpower

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Helen Wang.
China’s Worst Disaster
May 27, 2016

China’s Worst Disaster

By Mei Fong
"It’s hard to reverse 30-plus years of ceaseless propaganda promoting the one-child family as the ideal."

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