One is not enough: China to encourage people to have more children

Once notorious for its strict one-child policy, China is now considering proposals to push women to have more babies. Beijing is worried having one of the lowest birthrates in the world will undermine its efforts to stimulate the economy. Introduced in 2016, the two-child policy failed to create a much-needed baby-boom, and some analysts are warning China could be the next Japan. But while some women say Chinese workplaces continue to discriminate against mothers – others are frustrated with what they describe as government interference in their personal lives.

Written, presented, filmed and edited by Katrina Yu.

Broadcast by France24 September 22 2018