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China move points to a possible end of birth limits
2018-09-12
[DAWN] China is eliminating a trio of agencies responsible for enforcing family planning policies in a further sign the government may be planning to scrap long-standing limits on the number of children its citizens can have.

Alarmed by the rapidly aging population and shrinking workforce, China abandoned its notorious one-child policy two years ago to allow two children, producing a nearly 8 per cent increase in births in 2016, with nearly half of the babies born to couples who already had a child.
The move was part of a reorganization of the National Health Commission announced Monday that creates a new single department called the Division of Population Monitoring and Family Development responsible for "establishing and perfecting a specialised system for supporting families".

Expectations of an end to birth limits were also raised by the appearance of a postage stamp last month featuring smiling mother and father pigs with three piglets.

Alarmed by the rapidly aging population and shrinking workforce, China abandoned its notorious one-child policy two years ago to allow two children, producing a nearly 8 per cent increase in births in 2016, with nearly half of the babies born to couples who already had a child.

However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
that appeared to have been a one-time increase, with 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016. Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, the water was up to Jack's neck and still rising. And then he smelled the smoke...
the proportion of the population aged 60 or older increased last year to 17.3pc.

Posted by:Fred

#2  Problem is, all the young guys who have the wherewithal (also intelligent and having skills) are moving out of the country to find suitable mates. Not enough eligible women, plus the women who are know that they're a 'precious commodity' and behave as such.

The 'One Child' policy usually resulted in a son for some 'unknown' reason ....unexpectedly.
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2018-09-12 10:49  

#1  So much for Central Planning(tm)
Posted by: Procopius2k   2018-09-12 08:15  

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