China may scrap one-child policy to curb demographic time bomb

Some three decades after China launched its highly controversial policy restricting families to having one child, the government may soon allow a two-child policy to curb a demographic time bomb.

Regarded as one of history’s biggest experiments in state-enforced engineering, China’s Communist Party brought the one-child policy into law in 1980 in an attempt to stem sky-rocketing population growth.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Anyone want to give me odds that your average Chinese family will now have two boys and keep aborting the girl babies?

  • Millie_Woods

    “Regarded as one of history’s biggest experiments in state-enforced engineering”

    Second only to the western world’s modern immigration policy. Another demographic time bomb.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Lung cancer will get them anyway.

  • glasnost

    Wonder how much Justin Trudeau will “admire” the Chinese government for this.

  • tom_billesley

    The unenlightened government of China hasn’t seen the need for a massive influx of mahometans. Deplorable.

  • Alain

    What I find most interesting is that the real communists in China still have the sense to change course when they finally see a previous policy was bad. They did this with the market and now this. Meanwhile Western marxists refuse to admit they were wrong and remain on the same course to the very end. We see this with the eco-fascists, illegal and even legal immigration and of course spending like a drunken sailor.

    • Surele Surele

      It’s simple; Western marxists did not have to live with the consequences of ‘real’ communism. They are as phoney as they come. Champagne socialists/communists. I would like to see them actually live in a communist country, as an average Joe that is, and liking it. Or even surviving.

      • Alain

        How true. I also suggest that in China the communists were motivated by the ideology whereas Western marxists are motivated by self-hatred and hatred for their country, their culture and their own kind. That explains I think the reason why they will follow the path of total destruction to the very end.

  • john smith

    china would be better off embracing non muslim immigration and loosening the 1 child thing. this would allow their cities to compete with the best.