Nurses in Beijing look after newborn babies. Thus far, the relaxing of the one-child policy has not caused an upswing in new births in China. Photo: AFP

Does China actually need more children to replace its declining working-age population?

Paul Yip says that since previous efforts to raise China’s birth rate have fallen short, a smarter, more productive workforce and investment in technology should be promoted to counter the decline

Topic |   China's population

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Nurses in Beijing look after newborn babies. Thus far, the relaxing of the one-child policy has not caused an upswing in new births in China. Photo: AFP
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