A woman holds her child outside a shopping centre in Beijing on June 1, a day after China announced it would allow couples to have three children. Photo: AFP A woman holds her child outside a shopping centre in Beijing on June 1, a day after China announced it would allow couples to have three children. Photo: AFP
A woman holds her child outside a shopping centre in Beijing on June 1, a day after China announced it would allow couples to have three children. Photo: AFP
Lijia Zhang
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Lijia Zhang

China’s three-child policy: how to get women on board

  • Merely allowing three children won’t be enough. To boost births, China will have to offer financial incentives, significantly expand its childcare capacity, and promote women-friendly policies and equality

A woman holds her child outside a shopping centre in Beijing on June 1, a day after China announced it would allow couples to have three children. Photo: AFP A woman holds her child outside a shopping centre in Beijing on June 1, a day after China announced it would allow couples to have three children. Photo: AFP
A woman holds her child outside a shopping centre in Beijing on June 1, a day after China announced it would allow couples to have three children. Photo: AFP
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Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang

Lijia Zhang is a rocket-factory worker turned social commentator, and the author of a novel, Lotus.