China Abandons the One Child Policy

MIN READOct 29, 2015 | 22:56 GMT


It took decades for the distortions caused by the One Child Policy to accumulate and compel action from the Communist Party. It will take a similarly long time to truly reap any benefits from the policy's total repeal. At this point, it is not clear that abandoning the policy will produce the desired results, but whether or not China sees long-term benefits, there will almost certainly be second-order geopolitical effects....

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