NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of China's decision to relax the 30-year-old single child rule underlines inherent weaknesses of the policy that will see a sharp decline in women in child bearing age over the next 10 years while the number grows for India, generating more balanced population growth.
Though the Chinese programme managed to curb the pace of population growth, over time, it will result in the number of children per women remaining below replacement rate while India fertility rate comes close to an ideal two children per woman rate by 2035.
We always compare ourselves with China, no matter what the field is. We are no where near them by any comparison. Now we are comparing population, showing their deficiency. Don't worry they will somehow overcome this. We better concentrate on going closer to China in other fields such as manufacturing. Go out to any shop we find Chinese goods, even from safety pins to laptops. Looks like manufacturing stopped in India. Jago India Jago.
Implement two children norm strictly.
China by controlling it's population has been able to improve it's infrastructure drastically. We the Indians are just producing kids without having anything to offer them. All this coupled with caste system and different laws for different religions. Are we really progressing or regressing.
China has time and time proven how it prepares for such events. The relaxation will see a spurt rise in their population. By any means China will easily survive for next 20 years . What everyone keeps forgetting they not only have huge cash reserves but huge intangible assets which cannot be simply bought with money. Check the bridge building monster.
China is going for two child policy .., things may be a bit different in couple of decades
Shall we start to praise one another? Why this frequent China bashing in News papers? We can start to praise our neighboring northern giant in news papers while inside we determine to beat them in major development index.
..but most of them are mentally imbalance.
It will take some time for china to make the population balanced....
Quite right that India has a much balanced population than China due to China's one child policy. But India should also introduce some policy to control population growth in some religions!