A couple poses for wedding photos near the Forbidden City amid a sandstorm in Beijing on March 28. While analysts say Chinese couples should be given more incentives to have three children, the environmental impact of an increase in the world’s population has not been factored in. Photo: AP A couple poses for wedding photos near the Forbidden City amid a sandstorm in Beijing on March 28. While analysts say Chinese couples should be given more incentives to have three children, the environmental impact of an increase in the world’s population has not been factored in. Photo: AP
A couple poses for wedding photos near the Forbidden City amid a sandstorm in Beijing on March 28. While analysts say Chinese couples should be given more incentives to have three children, the environmental impact of an increase in the world’s population has not been factored in. Photo: AP

Letters | China’s three-child policy: why birth incentives are a bad idea for the world

  • The world is facing climate change and a scarcity of resources
  • At the same time, the world’s population is expected to reach 10.9 billion because people are living longer than ever

Topic |   China’s population policy
A couple poses for wedding photos near the Forbidden City amid a sandstorm in Beijing on March 28. While analysts say Chinese couples should be given more incentives to have three children, the environmental impact of an increase in the world’s population has not been factored in. Photo: AP A couple poses for wedding photos near the Forbidden City amid a sandstorm in Beijing on March 28. While analysts say Chinese couples should be given more incentives to have three children, the environmental impact of an increase in the world’s population has not been factored in. Photo: AP
A couple poses for wedding photos near the Forbidden City amid a sandstorm in Beijing on March 28. While analysts say Chinese couples should be given more incentives to have three children, the environmental impact of an increase in the world’s population has not been factored in. Photo: AP
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