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China’s two-child policy has already stopped working

Isabella Steger
China’s two-child policy has already stopped working

That was quick. When China officially ended its one-child policy in 2015, couples promptly heeded the call and had a lot more babies. Under its new two-child policy, China recorded 18.46 million births in 2016—the highest since 2000—with almost half of those babies having at least one older sibling. But in 2017, the number of…