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  1. China elderly

    Commentary: China’s chief conundrum - how to look after the world’s fastest ageing population

    Without a baby boom, China is heading towards an economic stall, says China commentator Tom McGregor. Still, automation may be a solution.
  2. China's National Bureau of Statistics is expected to release official total birth figures for

    Commentary: Who does more housework may shape whether couples have a second child

    Gender inequality is contributing to low fertility, particularly in East Asian countries, says Mary C Brinton at Harvard University.
  3. Orban's plan is designed to encourage Hungarian women to have more children and thus reverse

    Commentary: What Hungary is doing for families and women’s work-life balance

    Viktor Orban’s critics have been equally slow to understand the social and economic policies that help families and underpin his popularity, says ...
  4. Two women and their babies pose for photographs in front of the giant portrait of late Chinese chai

    China lawmakers urge freeing up family planning as birth rates plunge

    Delegates to China's parliament are urging the overhaul or even scrapping of controversial family planning rules and say radical steps are needed ...
  5. Women play with children at a park in Jinhua, Zhejiang province

    China's population set to peak at 1.44 billion in 2029: Government report

    China's population is set to reach a peak of 1.442 billion in 2029 and start a long period of "unstoppable" decline in 2030, government scholars ...
  6. A baby who was left in the baby box of Jusarang Community Church is laid in a baby bed in Seoul

    Not a baby factory: South Korea tries to fix demographic crisis with more gender equality

    In just over a decade, South Korea has spent the equivalent of a small European economy trying to fix its demographic crisis, yet birthrates have ...
  7. Elderly man using mobile phone

    Commentary: Fewer golden years as fertility drops and life expectancy rises

    Longer lifespans have lengthened the number of years people spend in retirement, which should prompt governments to think about how to manage the ...
  8. People walk on the road leading to the Badaling section of the Great Wall on a hazy day in Beijing

    Beijing sees population fall for first time in 20 years: Xinhua

  9. Josephine Teo BabyReady 1

    Government can help couples be 'baby ready': Josephine Teo

  10. FILE PHOTO: Infants undergo a daily medical examination at a maternal and child health care hospita

    China birth rate set to continue decline this year: Report