China’s Births Hit Historic Low, a Political Problem for Beijing – The New York Times

China’s Births Hit Historic Low, a Political Problem for Beijing – The New York Times:

China’s ruling Communist Party has taken steps to address the birthrate decline, by relaxing its notorious “one child” policy, first allowing two children in 2016 and as many as three since last year. It is also offering incentives to young families and promising improvement in workplace rules and early education.

None have been able to reverse a stark fact: An increasing number of Chinese women don’t want children.

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