Chinese Youth: If You Don’t Get Married Soon, The Party Will Help
By DD Wu
China’s Communist Youth League announced it would help solve the big problem of unmarried “youth in old age.”
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."
China’s Two-Child Policy: What Next?
By Emily Feng
There is no guarantee that the new policy will arrest China’s demographic trends.
China Wants Hukous for Its 13 Million Unregistered Citizens
By Shannon Tiezzi
Top Chinese leadership demanded an initiative to grant hukous to China's unofficial citizens.
The Welcome Demise of China’s One-Child Policy
By Stephanie Gordon
The demographic impact might be marginal, but there are reasons to celebrate its end.
What Is China's Fifth Plenum and Why Did It Matter?
By Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda and Shannon Tiezzi discuss the social, political, and economic outcomes of China's fifth plenum.
Why China’s New Family-Planning Policy Hasn’t Worked
By Lotus Yang Ruan
The authorities have not considered decision-making behavior.
Sex Trafficking and China’s One Child Policy
By Madeline Fetterly
Among the consequences of China's one child policy: a growing market for trafficked women.
Chinese Doctor Who Sold Newborns to Human Traffickers Sentenced to Death
By J.T. Quigley
Zhang Shuxia forged test results to make parents believe that their children were gravely ill.
A “Safer” Way to Abandon Babies Sparks Controversy in China
By J.T. Quigley
Abandonment centers offer parents an anonymous drop-off site for unwanted children.
Famous Chinese Director Violates One-Child Policy
By Angela Erika Kubo
Zhang Yimou shows how the rich flout China’s strict family planning laws.
China Tackles One-Child Policy, Death Penalty, & Labor Camps
Early media reports on the Third Plenum report suggest the leadership grabbed the low-hanging fruit.