May 18, 2017
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.”
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."
March 04, 2016
China’s Two-Child Policy: What Next?
By Emily Feng
There is no guarantee that the new policy will arrest China’s demographic trends.
December 10, 2015
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.
November 13, 2015
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.
November 03, 2015
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.
April 20, 2015
Why China’s New Family-Planning Policy Hasn’t Worked
By Lotus Yang Ruan
The authorities have not considered decision-making behavior.
November 06, 2014
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.
January 15, 2014
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.
December 24, 2013
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.
December 04, 2013
Famous Chinese Director Violates One-Child Policy
By Angela Erika Kubo
Zhang Yimou shows how the rich flout China’s strict family planning laws.
November 15, 2013
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.