Chinese Diaries: Two Can Produce Two
- New family planning policy in China
- The one-child policy was introduced in 1980 by the Communist party in China.
- The one-child policy contributed to the economic success of the nation.
- The new policy aims to balance population development
As one of the superpower nations, China had diplomatically instilled a one-child policy in the 80s to curb its growing population. While the one-offspring policy led to the economic success of the nation, the country today is stuck with a growing elderly population, gender imbalance and shrinking workforce.
In an effort to change the existing conditions, the government has lifted its ban against one-child policy allowing a married couple to now have two children. While a lot of people seem elated with the new rule, there are a few who find the idea of raising another child a crippling financial burden. In addition, people in China have been accustomed to live with one child and don’t desire a second off-spring.
While the damage has been done in the past, we hope that the new generation of lawmakers will liberalize the rules in the nation making it easy for people to make and live their own individual choices.