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China's two-child policy fosters new growth points [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-8-6 20:59:00 |Display all floors
The massive number of baby boomers wouldn’t be such a problem if China’s younger generations were just as large. But they are not, mainly because of the one-child policy China imposed on all families beginning in 1978.
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Post time 2016-8-6 20:59:16 |Display all floors
The one-child policy was based on some faulty science and had, as an ambition, reining in Chinese population growth, so as to enhance the per capita wealth of the country.

Because the Chinese made a straight-line prediction based on what the present fertility rate was in the late 1970s, they made some big errors in their projections. Imposing the one-child policy meant that the fertility rate took additional hits. And the penalties of this decision are just now being borne.

This is a mistake of extraordinary significance for China’s place in the world, for Chinese power, for Chinese prosperity. And for the Chinese Communist Party to turn around all of a sudden and say, hey, wait a minute, that big one-child policy thing was a huge mistake is very difficult for them to do.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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