Martin King Whyte
Professor of International Studies and Sociology Emeritus, Harvard University
Aug 05, 2023
China has boasted the world’s largest population for hundreds of years, but with challenges brought about by mandatory birth limits and rapid economic growth, China is now faced with a population decline that likely will endanger Xi Jinping’s goal of moving China into the ranks of rich countries.
Apr 24, 2019
China’s household registration system, known as the hukou system, was employed throughout imperial China and used as a caste system under Mao Zedong. Now that China is attempting to rise into the ranks of rich countries, the legacy of this system is a major obstacle.
Oct 25, 2018
China eliminated its one-child policy in hopes of boosting its population, but three years later, the country faces not only a looming population decline but also a demographic reality that could disrupt its economic and social progress.