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Opinion

China's three-child policy is about quality, not quantity

Beijing's population policy remains a mirror of its economic policy

| China
Babies at a hospital in Huainan: a three-child policy means that restrictions remain.   © Imaginechina/AP

Dr. Lauren A. Johnston is a research associate, China Institute, SOAS, University of London. She is founder and managing director of New South Economics.

In March, delegates to China's National People's Congress passed its 14th five-year plan to cover the country's socioeconomic road map up to 2025.

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