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Mu Guangzong
Professor and Ph.D Supervisor of Population Research Institute, Peking University, and also the Syndic of China Population Association and the Gerontological Association of China. His main research interests are Institutional Demography, Social Gerontology, Population and Sustainable Development.
October 6, 2018
China has a long way to go to raise its fertility rate
China changed its one-child policy in 2015 to allow couples to have two children but the number of newborns was 17.86 million in 2016 and only 17.23 million last year.  
May 15, 2016
Is another baby boom likely in relaxed birth control?
The population issue in China today is more a problem of an imbalanced demographic structure, and a super-low birth rate.
March 3, 2016
Family policy can succeed only with support
The authorities should improve policies related to pregnancy and childcare to raise China's total fertility rate.
February 1, 2016
Moving toward the ideal gender ratio
Gender selection will continue so long as poor families in underdeveloped areas are unable to afford the high cost of raising children.
November 11, 2015
Strategy needed to balance population structure
Allowing all couples to have two children is only a transitional policy, and a sound population planning demands a long-term population development strategy.
November 2, 2015
Two-child policy won't lead to a baby boom
Allowing all couples to have two children is an incomplete reform strategy, because it cannot resolve the population crisis.
May 8, 2015
Second child for all is good for economy
To promote a balanced population development in the long term, the authorities should allow all families to have a second child.
March 14, 2015
Shaping a healthy, fair China
There should be a tool that measures the equality of health in a society, much like the Gini coefficient measures a nation's income distribution equality. How to invent such a measure poses a challenge to Chinese academia.
November 18, 2014
China's renaissance requires new family planning
The renaissance of a big power requires "new family planning." Births decide the future of the population while the population decides the future of a country.
October 3, 2014
Population vitality comes from open policies
As China changes the way it handles population control, the government needs to situate these reforms within a broader context of national socio-economic development.
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