China abandoned its one-child policy in 2016 to allow couples to have two children as its birth rate slows and population ages. Photo: Xinhua

China’s ‘awkward silence’ as lack of family planning slogans from 70th anniversary parade could signal policy shift

  • Beijing dropped family planning slogans and delegates from its National Day parade in a move that could signal a change to its controversial policy
  • China abandoned its one-child policy in 2016 to allow couples to have two children, as its birth rate slows and population ages
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China abandoned its one-child policy in 2016 to allow couples to have two children as its birth rate slows and population ages. Photo: Xinhua
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China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

After 70 years of economic progress, is China on the right road to achieve Xi Jinping’s ‘Chinese dream’?

  • China has evolved from an economic backwater into a world economic powerhouse under the Communist Party’s seven-decade rule
  • But the world’s second largest economy now faces numerous challenges, including the trade war with the United States
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China's President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP
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