Beijing’s strict birth restrictions of the past kept the national population from surpassing a level that some say would not have allowed China to achieve its current level of prosperity. Photo: AFP
Beijing’s strict birth restrictions of the past kept the national population from surpassing a level that some say would not have allowed China to achieve its current level of prosperity. Photo: AFP
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China must take stock of its birth-planning policies and learn from the past

  • China says its strict birth restrictions helped prevent a ‘population explosion’, but at what cost?
  • A comprehensive assessment could seek to redress those wronged by brutal family-planning measures

Beijing’s strict birth restrictions of the past kept the national population from surpassing a level that some say would not have allowed China to achieve its current level of prosperity. Photo: AFP
Beijing’s strict birth restrictions of the past kept the national population from surpassing a level that some say would not have allowed China to achieve its current level of prosperity. Photo: AFP
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