Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, down from 15.23 million in 2018, according to data from National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: Xinhua Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, down from 15.23 million in 2018, according to data from National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, down from 15.23 million in 2018, according to data from National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: Xinhua
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China finally waves goodbye to family planning as country gets old, but is the damage already done?

  • China’s ‘Jihua Shengyu’, or family planning, policy was not included in the latest national plan released by the ruling Communist Party
  • China’s one-child policy, which became a two child policy in 2016, was in place for four decades until the social and economic costs became just too obvious to ignore

Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, down from 15.23 million in 2018, according to data from National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: Xinhua Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, down from 15.23 million in 2018, according to data from National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese mothers gave birth to 14.65 million babies in 2019, down from 15.23 million in 2018, according to data from National Bureau of Statistics. Photo: Xinhua
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