A man pushes a child on a suitcase at Beijing West railway station on January 18. A population that is slowly shrinking will pose new challenges for China’s leaders. Photo: AP
A man pushes a child on a suitcase at Beijing West railway station on January 18. A population that is slowly shrinking will pose new challenges for China’s leaders. Photo: AP
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

With China unlikely to see a baby boom, boosting population quality should be the focus

  • Policies to encourage couples to have children will have a limited impact, especially now that small family sizes are the norm
  • Instead, Beijing should take steps to improve education and skills training, reform the healthcare system and create the conditions for healthy living

A man pushes a child on a suitcase at Beijing West railway station on January 18. A population that is slowly shrinking will pose new challenges for China’s leaders. Photo: AP
A man pushes a child on a suitcase at Beijing West railway station on January 18. A population that is slowly shrinking will pose new challenges for China’s leaders. Photo: AP
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