Sunday, July 26, 2009

Two brats instead of one


Hui Muslim kids

"Shanghai is urging eligible couples to have two children as worries about the looming liability of an aging population outweighs concerns about over-stretched resources, a city official said on Friday. The policy marks the first time in decades Chinese officials have actively encouraged procreation. ... More children would help relieve the heavy pressure from aging people, said Zhang Meixin, a spokesman for the Shanghai Municipal Population and Family Planning Commission ..."

Slate

It is apparently OK now for Shanghainese to have two children.

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