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Despite The End Of China's One-Child Policy, Births Are Still Lagging

Beijing hoped that by ending its infamous policy restricting women to one child would see a quick turnaround in the number of births. But the old policy has had a lasting impact.
A newborn girl is the first baby born in the New Year at Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Hospital on January 1, 2018 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. Source: VCG

Two years after China officially ended its one-child policy in order to counter the country's aging society and shrinking workforce, Chinese couples are not having babies fast enough.

In 2017, there were , representing 12.43 births per thousand people. However, that

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