外文标题：China sets target of 2 million extra babies annually
BEIJING: China has set a target of producing two million extra babies annually, health officials said on Thursday. This will mean an 11% jump in the country's birthrate.
The target is part of the policy to reverse the one-child norm and encouraging couples to go for a second child to fight the specter of a seriously aging society. China practiced severe population control policy for three decades resulting in fewer young people than the aged.
Economists predict China would fail to compete with a young nation like India with its vast youth population and face severe shortages of skilled manpower in years to come.
"One of the ways being adopted to boost child births is dealing with shortage of maternity beds,'' said National Health and Family Planning Commission deputy minister Wang Guoqing.
Birth limits were introduced in 1980 to curb population growth and to deal with growing demand for water and other resources. Urban couples faced severe fines if they had more than one child. Women were often forced to abort fetuses or to be sterilized even though such measures are illegal.
WHY NOT POSSIBLE IN INDIA?
pravin jha (Unknown)
all Chinese people know is to fuck....... Didn't they have heard of condoms...
Ravinder Singh Brar (Ludhiana)
China for 2nd baby;Indian youth population more than China;Time to train youth to boost economy.
World's factory will soon become a baby producing factory. But produce if you can look after them decently .
shagun sarkar (Bangalore)
I think they have to worry less about it .. Indian has youth but still need proper guidance and education.
Abhijit Badve ()
What the heck? Are they considering even this as a manufacturing job? Why don't they just import then??��. They will now come to india to steal the process and start a cheap manufacturing company.
Surender T (Unknown)
everything they produce like factory production target
these people wants to compete always with india. they fear us and want to occupy our border states
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Maybe (The World)
Maybe she plans a big army...maybe a global army? Maybe during the Mao era she was making equipment for this army? Maybe the great army is millions more than we expect. Maybe as big as Revelation 9:16's great army? Maybe Asia needs America?
Bipin Rana (Kolkata)
What a country where government decides how many kids they will produce annually. Abortion and sterilization were measures taken by Government to stop couples from having more than 1 baby. Now since they need more babies will they force couples into some chambers where they will be forced to have sex or some kind of punishment will be given.
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Transform India (Unknown)
Good move but not sure if that would help in the long run.
It is always better to have two children so that the children will not feel lonely. Moreover having only one child will reduce the population drastically resulting in reduction of young workforce.
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Taurus (california) replies to Robin
Chinese found that out the hard way. It is not too late to reverse the trend. India too needs to do some serious soul searching in the regard. Child gender selection has resulted in less females in proportion to the males and that could hurt India in the long run..
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Learn from India!
The author should do more homework before his writing. China doesnot encourage people to have the second kids, but is loosing control on that. Chinese couples need to meet some requirement to have a second baby.
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