China Has Not Seen Increase In Childbirth Numbers Since Loosening Family Planning Rules

Foreign Policy: ‘Having a Second Kid Isn’t as Simple as Adding Another Pair of Chopsticks’
“When China loosened its family planning rules a year ago in November, allowing more couples to have a second child, it was big news. It marked the biggest reform of China’s strict family planning rules — which limited most urban couples to one child and rural families to two if their first was a girl — in three decades. And naturally, there were expectations of a baby boom. But the numbers are in and, so far, there hasn’t even been a boomlet…” (Olesen, 11/11).