Mercy for at least one couple and their baby under the one child policy
China continues to devour its own children
Relaxation of the one child policy only goes so far.
Shengnu women and boyfriends for rent
A baleful mix of societal pressure, gender imbalance, and the one child policy.
Mo Yan, Frogs, and the one child policy
The Nobel Prize winning author's novel on the barbaric one child policy.
Why aren’t Chinese couples keen to have more children?
Because of money, practicalities and years of government propaganda.
Chinese journalist shocked at conditions for elderly
What more can be done by governments around the world?
More Males, Fewer Jobs
Bloomberg discusses the economic effects of global demographic change.
Chinese advice on how to control population growth
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
In India and China, the problem is missing girls. In Russia it is the missing men.
China’s (pet) population rising fast
Are pets a good substitute for actual children?
Chinese state theology
The Chinese Government tries to control what Christianity really means...
Chinese ‘baby boom’ yet to materialise
So far the relaxation of the one child policy has changed little.
Human Trafficking to China
Women lose out when there is a surfeit of men.
A limit to Chinese “supercities”
The Chinese Government is trying to make it harder to move to large cities.
Millions of “Leftover Women” in China
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
By 2030, it could have more faithful than Mexico, Brazil or the US.
Are we ready for the “grey tsunami”?
The Lancet suggests that the UK, the USA and China are not ready.
After Crimea: is ethnicity the new World Order?
Protecting fellow Russians? What about fellow Chinese?
A father’s love…
A touching story about sacrifice by one man for his son.
The One Child Policy Revisited
Is the one child policy simply the worst policy ever conceived in the history of the world?
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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.