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Is it already too late to defuse China’s population time bomb?


With a rapidly ageing population and a fast shrinking labour force, China is under rising pressure to completely remove its much-maligned birth controls to defuse a ticking demographic time bomb. These days any public comment the government makes on the hugely sensitive subject could easily ignite a national debate.

The latest example came on February 18, when the National Health Commission – which is in charge of family planning – published on its website a statement saying it encouraged the three northeastern provinces with the lowest birth rates in the country to carry out extensive socio-economic studies on removing birth controls and come up with pilot schemes.

Read More at https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/3123157/it-already-too-late-defuse-chinas-population-time-bomb

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