Children practise feeding babies in Hangzhou in 2017. China’s move to a two-child policy in 2015 has not dramatically increased the birth rate. Photo: Xinhua

Why China doesn’t need a baby boom, just a skilled population

Stuart Gietel-Basten says focusing on raising the birth rate is not the perfect answer to China’s ageing population problem. Holistic policies that support parents and improve education for children would be more effective

Topic |   China's population

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Children practise feeding babies in Hangzhou in 2017. China’s move to a two-child policy in 2015 has not dramatically increased the birth rate. Photo: Xinhua
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