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China’s Population Policy Should Put People First

In 2011, world population reached historic high, exceeding 7 billion accordng to the United Nations, with at least 1.3 billion of which concentrated in China. However as birth rate continues to hit record low across the globe, China is facing daunting social challenges as its rapidly aging population threatens to impede its economic growth. In an opinion piece published by Caijing magazine, Wang Feng examines world population trends and this unique development in China, advocating for fundamental change in the country’s one-child policy before its demographic downward spiral reaches the point of no return.

Read the full article in Chinese at economy.caijing.com.cn »

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Feng Wang

Former Brookings Expert

Former Brookings Expert

Professor, Sociology, University of California, Irvine

Professor, Fudan University in Shanghai

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