China’s one-child policy has become a two-child policy, and there is speculation that the country may even be considering a three-child policy. Photo: Reuters
Haining Liu
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Haining Liu

Even if China switches to a three-child policy, it shouldn’t force women to have more babies

Haining Liu says China is desperate to defuse a demographic time bomb, as the labour force shrinks and the national pension plan is stretched thin. But the state shouldn’t be pressuring women into motherhood

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China’s one-child policy has become a two-child policy, and there is speculation that the country may even be considering a three-child policy. Photo: Reuters
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