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Aug 17, 2018 05:39 AM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

China’s Baby-Policy Pendulum Could Be Swinging the Other Way

Chinese couples are less willing to give birth despite the removal of the one-child policy. Photo: VCG
Chinese couples are less willing to give birth despite the removal of the one-child policy. Photo: VCG

Two Nanjing University academics made a modest proposal for reversing China’s baby bust: setting up a fertility fund to collect money from young couples until they have a second child to encourage childbearing.

Their idea, outlined in an article published by the government-backed Xinhua Daily in Jiangsu province, quickly went viral. One internet user called it “nonsense,” and another objected to the prospect of heavy-handed government involvement.

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