China Is Haunted by Its One-Child Policy as It Tries to Encourage Couples to Conceive - The Wall Street Journal

When China put in place its one-child policy four decades ago, policy makers said they would simply switch gears if births dropped too much. That has turned out to be not so easy.

"In 30 years, the current problem of especially dreadful population growth may be alleviated and then [we can] adopt different population policies," the Communist Party said in a 1980 open letter to members and young people.

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