For some families in China, the three-child policy is another opportunity to try and have a boy. Photo: AFP For some families in China, the three-child policy is another opportunity to try and have a boy. Photo: AFP
For some families in China, the three-child policy is another opportunity to try and have a boy. Photo: AFP

Chinese parents hope three-child policy means having a baby boy, at last

  • In rural parts of China, traditional beliefs in the benefits of a large family are still important
  • Experts hope ‘another chance’ reduces sex-based abortions, adoptions or abandonments

Topic |   China's population
For some families in China, the three-child policy is another opportunity to try and have a boy. Photo: AFP For some families in China, the three-child policy is another opportunity to try and have a boy. Photo: AFP
For some families in China, the three-child policy is another opportunity to try and have a boy. Photo: AFP
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