Year Of The Dragon

An Asian population spike

Shannon Roberts | 21 January 2013

In Taiwan, between January and September 2012, births were up 14.5 percent versus the same period in 2011. Vietnam saw an additional 61,375 babies born in the first five months of 2012—a spike of 13.5 percent from the previous year. Similar statistics are not yet available for China, but a dip in the birthrate in 2011—a mere rabbit year—suggests that couples may have been postponing procreation, says the University of North Carolina demographer Cai Yong (whose own dragon baby was born last February).

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Marcus Roberts | 24 January 2012
The Year of the Dragon is upon us with an expected upturn in the number of births.
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