China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren’t Chinese Women Having More Babies?

 

In late 2015, when China eased its decades-long policy limiting most couples to having only one child, some heralded the change as a move toward greater reproductive freedom. But the government was only embarking on another grand experiment in population engineering: This time it was urging women — though only the right sort — to reproduce for China. Continue reading “China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren’t Chinese Women Having More Babies?”

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My Secret Life as a Forbidden Second Child in China

BY KAROLINE KANFEBRUARY 4, 2016 / foreignpolicy.com

I was not supposed to be born. Six years after China implemented what is often called the one-child policy, I arrived — a second child to a Chinese family. It’s an experience common to millions of Chinese children born after 1980, often in secret. But our generation will be unique in Chinese history. Continue reading “My Secret Life as a Forbidden Second Child in China”