China


Chinese advice on how to control population growth

Marcus Roberts | 26 September 2014
We can assume it won't be good for either mothers or babies.

What you can tell about a country’s future by looking at its gender balance

Prabir Bhattacharya | 29 August 2014
In India and China, the problem is missing girls. In Russia it is the missing men.

China’s (pet) population rising fast

Shannon Roberts | 25 August 2014
Are pets a good substitute for actual children?

Chinese state theology

Marcus Roberts | 13 August 2014
The Chinese Government tries to control what Christianity really means...

Chinese ‘baby boom’ yet to materialise

Shannon Roberts | 03 August 2014
So far the relaxation of the one child policy has changed little.

Human Trafficking to China

Marcus Roberts | 13 July 2014
Women lose out when there is a surfeit of men.

A limit to Chinese “supercities”

Marcus Roberts | 10 June 2014
The Chinese Government is trying to make it harder to move to large cities.

Millions of “Leftover Women” in China

Marcus Roberts | 13 May 2014
Is it any surprise that Chinese women suffer social inequality with the one-child policy in place?

China on track to be world’s largest Christian nation

Marcus Roberts | 29 April 2014
By 2030, it could have more faithful than Mexico, Brazil or the US.

Are we ready for the “grey tsunami”?

Marcus Roberts | 22 April 2014
The Lancet suggests that the UK, the USA and China are not ready.

After Crimea: is ethnicity the new World Order?

Marcus Roberts | 24 March 2014
Protecting fellow Russians? What about fellow Chinese?

A father’s love…

Marcus Roberts | 18 March 2014
A touching story about sacrifice by one man for his son.

The One Child Policy Revisited

Marcus Roberts | 09 February 2014
Is the one child policy simply the worst policy ever conceived in the history of the world?

One child changes: No effect?

Marcus Roberts | 19 December 2013
What demographic effect will changes to the one child policy have?

The social cost of no siblings

Shannon Roberts | 04 December 2013
Researchers are coming to realise the wide-ranging effects of a generation without siblings.

Can China and Japan reverse their birth decline?

Dermot Grenham | 27 November 2013
The social norm of small or no families has become deeply entrenched.

Asian fertility video

Marcus Roberts | 21 November 2013
An informative video showing the steep decline in the fertility rate in Asia.

China’s one-child policy to be relaxed

Marcus Roberts | 18 November 2013
The Chinese Government has slightly relaxed the notorious one-child policy.

Chinese urbanisation slowing down

Marcus Roberts | 23 October 2013
Those relying on increased urbanisation in China to fuel economic growth may have to think again.

Caring for your parents: a legal obligation in China

Marcus Roberts | 22 October 2013
An old woman in China sues her children for neglecting her.

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Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive human will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions. 


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