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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.
2016 03 03
Family policy can succeed only with support
The authorities should improve policies related to pregnancy and childcare to raise China's total fertility rate.
2016 02 01
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.
2015 11 11
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.
2015 11 02
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.
2015 05 08
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.
2015 03 14
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.
2014 11 18
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.
2014 10 03
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.
2014 08 11
A two-child policy for all
We should welcome rather than be afraid of a baby boom, because it could effectively resist three major risks: population loss, population decline and an unbalanced population.
2014 05 18
Time to further ease family planning policy
Further easing the family planning policy will not lead to a population boom, which the authorities fear, because demographic development always moves in waves.
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