Growing old before growing rich? Population policy in China The following paper looks at population policy in China and at what it means for the nation often trumpeted as the world’s next great super-power. The paper shall examine the origins of the one-child policy in China, the impact of the one-child policy, and the impact of the one-child policy upon the Peoples’ Republic of China. As much as anything else, it will become apparent that China has a surplus of young men and a rapidly aging population that may grow old before it becomes wealthy. Thus, China does have a population policy that, while it will temporarily reduce the strain and carbon footprint of the Chinese people by combating over-population, will also create other strains...The end:
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