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.
Jeff Ng, Continuum Economics’ Chief Economist, Asia
Jun 22, 2018
In the past, restrictions on China’s ‘one-child policy’ had been a popular topic in the news, but in recent months, the focus has fallen on the consequences of this policy on the Chinese society and economy. How should President Xi’s government handle this demographic change?
Curtis S. Chin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Asian Development Bank
Jan 07, 2016
A “two-child policy” like the “one-child policy” of population controls remains a powerful symbol of China’s efforts to control its people. As China has found with its stock exchanges, human behavior – like market forces – cannot be fully controlled or predicted, even by the most powerful bureaucrats of Beijing.
Mathilda Lan, Chinese reporter with a major international media organization
Jan 05, 2016
Since the announcement of the new policy, Chinese feminists have been concerned that women aren’t really given full freedom to choose whether to have a second child – or any child at all – due to cultural and public policy reasons.
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government , Claremont McKenna College
Nov 11, 2015
Minxin Pei recognizes some brutal consequences of the one-child policy, and implores for outsiders and Chinese alike to emphasize the senseless cruelty that such measures imply and work to ensure that they are never seen again.
Nov 06, 2014
Trafficking of women has been an issue in China for many centuries, thanks to a long history of gender ratio imbalance and male preference. Traditional patria
Wang Feng, Professor, University of California
Nov 27, 2013
The Chinese government announced that it will ease restrictions on the number of children couples can have.
Fu Weigang, VP, Shanghai Institute of Finance and Law
Apr 19, 2012
The biggest advantage of a childbearing quota trading system is to enable people longing for more children to fulfill their dream decently, on the one hand, and
Oct 27, 2011
At the 22nd meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress on August 24, the Committee’s vice-chairman and secretary general Li Jian
Hu Angang, Director, Tsinghua National Research Center
May 28, 2011
According to data from the Sixth Census, China has a population of 1.34 billion on its mainland (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan). Since I myself is an ex