China has announced it will allow each couple to have three children in a major policy overhaul aimed at boosting its declining fertility rate. Photo: Reuters China has announced it will allow each couple to have three children in a major policy overhaul aimed at boosting its declining fertility rate. Photo: Reuters
China has announced it will allow each couple to have three children in a major policy overhaul aimed at boosting its declining fertility rate. Photo: Reuters
Zhou Xin
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Zhou Xin

China population: three-child policy shows Beijing’s desperation to boost births, but it’s no silver bullet

  • China has announced it will allow each couple to have three children in a major policy overhaul aimed at boosting its declining fertility rate
  • But taken alone, the new initiative will have limited effect because China’s falling fertility rate is due to a host of social and economic factors

China has announced it will allow each couple to have three children in a major policy overhaul aimed at boosting its declining fertility rate. Photo: Reuters China has announced it will allow each couple to have three children in a major policy overhaul aimed at boosting its declining fertility rate. Photo: Reuters
China has announced it will allow each couple to have three children in a major policy overhaul aimed at boosting its declining fertility rate. Photo: Reuters
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.