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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 18, 2017
China's Millennials: Consumer Superpower
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Helen Wang.
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."
April 20, 2016
The Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy
By Young China Watchers
Journalist Mei Fong on the one-child policy and its continuing impact in China.
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.