In the first six months of 2018, the number of births in mainland China fell by 15 to 20% in many provinces from 2017. In 2017, 17.58 million babies were born which was down 630,000 from 2016.
The idea has also drawn criticism from the public, and even from state media. State broadcaster CCTV called the proposal “absurd” in an editorial on its website on Friday.
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