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Stuart Gietel-Basten
Opinion

Opinion

Stuart Gietel-Basten

If China wants more babies, it needs a better understanding of young people

  • Rather than castigating young people, a more productive approach involves acknowledging they may well have different aspirations from previous generations
  • Until China and others in the region wake up to this new social reality, they will have to live with very low fertility and all its consequences

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Stuart Gietel-Basten

Stuart Gietel-Basten

Stuart Gietel-Basten is professor of Public Policy and Social Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.