Responding to its 2020 census results, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Photo: AP Responding to its 2020 census results, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Photo: AP
Responding to its 2020 census results, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Photo: AP
Zhou Xin
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Zhou Xin

China’s population crisis needs more help than just scrapping fines for having too many children

  • China announced at the end of May families could now have up to three children in response to its shrinking population
  • And officials announced last week that families in China no longer have to worry about being fined or being hit with other consequences for having additional children

Responding to its 2020 census results, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Photo: AP Responding to its 2020 census results, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Photo: AP
Responding to its 2020 census results, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Photo: AP
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin now leads the technology news team at the Post following stints as Political Economy Editor and Deputy China Editor. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.