China's baby bonanza
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China's baby bonanza

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One year on from when China relaxed its one-child policy to a universal two-child policy, there are encouraging signs that Chinese people are shifting back to the norm of having two children. In the first half of 2016, 44.7 percent of Chinese newborns were second children.

But the jury is still out for some researchers, who believe it remains uncertain if younger couples are willing to have children; and even then, if these changes will be enough to mitigate China’s rapidly shrinking workforce and ageing population.

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