Sunday, April 15, 2007

China's One-Child Policy: Unsustainable

China under pressure to allow couples to have 2 kids: professor
Pressure is growing on the Chinese government to revise its one-child policy to allow couples to have two children as the country undergoes rapid economic change, says a sociologist at Nanjing University.

Prof. Zung You Wa told CBC News that the one-child policy introduced 25 years ago is coming under strain because it is widely viewed as no longer suitable for a country in which many middle-class couples can afford to have two children.

If the law is not changed, he said it is expected to cause serious economic, social and demographic problems within a decade.


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