Nurses check and feed a baby at a hospital in north China’s Hebei province in May 2019. Chinese mothers gave birth to 12 million babies last year, down from 14.65 million in 2019. Photo: Xinhua
Nurses check and feed a baby at a hospital in north China’s Hebei province in May 2019. Chinese mothers gave birth to 12 million babies last year, down from 14.65 million in 2019. Photo: Xinhua

Letters | Why China’s new three-child policy will struggle to be born

  • The experience of countries such as Japan and South Korea shows that China has an uphill battle on its hands, as economic policies can only provide limited motivation and have little impact on fertility or ageing

Nurses check and feed a baby at a hospital in north China’s Hebei province in May 2019. Chinese mothers gave birth to 12 million babies last year, down from 14.65 million in 2019. Photo: Xinhua
Nurses check and feed a baby at a hospital in north China’s Hebei province in May 2019. Chinese mothers gave birth to 12 million babies last year, down from 14.65 million in 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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