A new set of policy documents on abortion have received widespread criticism in China as unnecessary state intervention into people’s private lives. Photo: Getty
A new set of policy documents on abortion have received widespread criticism in China as unnecessary state intervention into people’s private lives. Photo: Getty

China faces backlash on move to reduce abortions as Beijing tries to boost birth rate to counter ageing population

  • China has been struggling to boost its birth rate to counter a rapidly ageing population
  • Many see the new policy as being similar to the level of government intervention in private lives seen during the one-child policy era

A new set of policy documents on abortion have received widespread criticism in China as unnecessary state intervention into people’s private lives. Photo: Getty
A new set of policy documents on abortion have received widespread criticism in China as unnecessary state intervention into people’s private lives. Photo: Getty
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