This morning I received a happy alert via the Breaking News app (a rarity nowadays).
China to abandon iconic one-child policy, allow two children for all couples, Communist Party says – @Reuters
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) October 29, 2015
Scouring the Twitterverse confirmed that the Chinese government was doubling the child quota from one to…two‽
While allowing children in China to legally have siblings is a great idea, China needs to exit the child quota business for one important reason.
A growing number of scholars had urged the government to reform the rules, introduced in the late 1970s to prevent population growth spiraling out of control, but now regarded as outdated and responsible for shrinking China’s labor pool.
For the first time in decades the working age population fell in 2012, and China, the world’s most populous nation, could be the first country in the world to get old before it gets rich. (Reuters)
China has a serious problem & the answer is not out dated child quotas.
If China wants remain as the Asian empire that powers the globe, they need to allow families to responsively raise their kids sans quotas (lest they join Japan in the youth shrinkage business).
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