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Wendy Wang
Opinion

Opinion

Wendy Wang

To raise the birth rate, China should rely on its own tradition of a strong, stable family, rather than follow the permissive West

  • A proposal to encourage more women to have children out of wedlock is not the solution for a society that values a strong family. Instead, China should improve its support system for families to have more babies, including by expanding parental leave and lowering the cost of living and raising a child

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For generations in China grandparents have provided childcare, but some are no longer willing to do so for free. Photo: Shutterstock

Are China’s grandparents reaching their limits on free childcare?

  • Millions of Chinese children are raised by their grandparents but some seniors are demanding compensation
Topic |   China Society

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For generations in China grandparents have provided childcare, but some are no longer willing to do so for free. Photo: Shutterstock
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