China is raising the number of children allowed to three. Photo: Getty Images China is raising the number of children allowed to three. Photo: Getty Images
China is raising the number of children allowed to three. Photo: Getty Images
Maria Siow
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Maria Siow

For China to welcome more babies, it must reflect on toll of one-child policy

  • Beijing must reflect on the traumatic effects of the draconian one-child policy if it wants its new population plan to bear fruit
  • The government should do away with extreme punishments if couples have more than three children – or better yet, abolish having child limits altogether

China is raising the number of children allowed to three. Photo: Getty Images China is raising the number of children allowed to three. Photo: Getty Images
China is raising the number of children allowed to three. Photo: Getty Images
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Maria Siow

Maria Siow

Maria Siow is a long-time China-based correspondent and analyst with keen interest in East Asia. Maria has a masters degree in international relations.