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  • Chinese families need to have more children
  • Chinese families need to have more children
    Veronica Carlos (2007) ©

Chinese families need to have more children

In November 2013, China loosened the population control policy that had prohibited so many couples from having more than one child for more than three decades. But the baby boom that Chinese authorities and population planners were hoping for hasn’t come to pass yet.



  • China's grey market moves online China's grey market moves online

    Almost 50% of Chinese citizens have access to the internet, and the number of Chinese users will be double the entire US population by 2016. Companies are fighting for online market share, and they're increasingly recognising the importance of the 'grey' segment.

  • Article image PARO: tech that aids the elderly

    While the immediate future is unlikely to yield AI pseudo-human carers, the notion of robots aiding the elderly is closer than ever. All over the world – especially in Japan, where more than a quarter of the population is over 65 – technology and healthcare are starting to overlap.

  • China's senior lonely hearts China's senior lonely hearts

    Matchmaking events for senior divorcees in China – a community which has been steadily growing for seven years – attract thousands every year, with people in their 60s and 70s seeking companionship from others like them.

  • Article image The silent generation speaks up

    What does it feel like to grow old? Professor Philip Tew and Nick Hubble asked over 300 seniors to document their experiences. The findings shed new light on this untapped, misunderstood demographic.