China should simply adapt to fewer births and an ageing society
- Paul Yip says government policy alone cannot reverse the trend of a declining fertility rate, while a demographic dividend has its limits. Beijing should focus on raising the quality of its workforce to minimise the economic impact
Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.