January 5, 2024

China Wants More Babies. Many Women Are Saying No.

by The Journal

The Chinese government is concerned about the country's birth rate. The population in China is now approximately 1.4 billion and could drop to roughly half a billion by 2100. Beijing is demanding that women have more children, but many Chinese women are saying no. WSJ's Liyan Qi reports.

Further Reading:

- China Is Pressing Women to Have More Babies. Many Are Saying No. 

- China’s Economic Slump Bodes Ill for Birth Numbers 

Further Listening:

- The Unintended Consequences of China’s One-Child Policy 

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