China will allow each couple to have three children. Photo: AP
China will allow each couple to have three children. Photo: AP
SCMP Editorial
Opinion

Opinion

Editorial by SCMP Editorial

Household equality and support for families are needed for stability

  • An ageing population, falling birth rates and a yawning gender gap are creating a challenge for China’s planners. Policies aimed at ensuring genuine equality in the workplace and the home are just as important as raising the retirement age in meeting the challenge