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Yi Fuxian
Opinion

Opinion

Yi Fuxian

China’s one-child policy casts a long shadow over its economy, society and relations with the world

  • More effective than realised, the one-child policy put the brakes on China’s economic growth, created a state pension time bomb, and forced Beijing to export excess capacity, reshaping the global economy

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Yi Fuxian

Yi Fuxian

Yi Fuxian is a senior scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Big Country with an Empty Nest.