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China’s birthrate dropped last year despite allowing couples to have two children
2018-01-19 12:22:35 The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a result parents say of the stresses of urban life. There were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday. With almost 1.4 billion people, China has the world’s largest population but it is aging fast even before reaching its expected peak of 1   Read More ...
China's Birthrate Dropped Last Year Despite Beijing's Relaxation of the One-Child Policy
2018-01-19 09:47:06 (BEIJING) — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. The National Bureau of Statistics says there were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016. China changed its long-standing one-child policy in 2015 in hopes of reversing the trend toward an aging population   Read More ...
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families
2018-01-19 09:31:34 BEIJING (AP) — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children. There were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday. China changed its long-standing one-child policy in 2015 in hopes of reversing the trend toward an aging population   Read More ...
China experiences sluggish birth rate despite favorable childbearing policy
2018-01-19 09:00:51 With 630,000 fewer babies born in 2017 than the year before, China, the world's most populous country, is facing a gloomy demographic situation, with many experts doubting the efficacy of the country's two-child policy. China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported that a total of 17.23 million babies were born in 2017, declining from 17.86 in 2016, while the birth rate has also dropped from 12   Read More ...
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families
2018-01-19 08:31:52 The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. The National Bureau of Statistics says there were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016. China changed its long-standing one-child policy in 2015 in hopes of reversing the trend toward an aging population   Read More ...
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families
2018-01-19 08:09:58 BEIJING (AP) — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. The National Bureau of Statistics says there were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016. China changed its long-standing one-child policy in 2015 in hopes of reversing the trend toward an aging population   Read More ...
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families
2018-01-19 07:54:11 BEIJING (AP) — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. The National Bureau of Statistics says there were 17.2 million births in the country last year, down from 17.9 million in 2016. China changed its long-standing one-child policy in 2015 in hopes of reversing the trend toward an aging population   Read More ...
Marriage law interpretation to address debt disputes
2018-01-18 03:30:20 A new interpretation related to the country's marriage law that goes into effect on Thursday will protect individuals from having to pay off their partner's unknown debts, a marriage lawyer said Wednesday. The latest judicial interpretation by China's supreme court releases a husband or wife from paying their spouse's debt if they know nothing about it. The debt will only be identified as the couple's shared debt when both spouses signed debt contract or the other party later acknowledged and agreed to the debt of the spouse   Read More ...
High C-section rate poses risks during second pregnancy
2018-01-18 03:01:41 The high rate of caesarean sections in China over the last 20 years has imposed strong negative effects on women who want to have a second child after the nation relaxed the one-child policy. Complications due to caesarean section have resulted in many women becoming infertile or facing risky conditions when pregnant with a second child, doctors from Xinhua Hospital said   Read More ...
Call for new fathers to get more paid leave
2018-01-18 03:00:56 Shanghai Women's Federation is calling for fathers to be given an extra five days of paternity leave so they can be more involved in the family. Currently, new fathers in Shanghai enjoy 10 days of paid leave, compared to the national average of almost 17. Paternity leave varies across the nation. New fathers in Henan, Gansu and Yunnan provinces top the list at 30 days   Read More ...
‘Ice flower boy’ spurs donation to poor kids
2018-01-17 20:04:31 A LOCAL youth foundation in Yunnan Province has launched a fund-raising campaign after a boy covered in frost became an Internet sensation in China. Third-grader Wang Fuman received his frosted look and chapped cheeks after a 4.5km walk from his home to school on a freezing day in Ludian County. His teacher snapped a photo of him and posted it on WeChat   Read More ...
US couple held after chaining their children to bed
2018-01-17 08:07:48 A Californian couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact. Police made the discovery after a 17-year-old girl escaped the house in Perris, about 113 kilometers east of Los Angeles, and used a cellular phone she had found in the house to call them, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday   Read More ...
7-year-old delivery boy reignites child poverty debate in China
2018-01-17 06:33:16 A seven-year-old boy seen making deliveries in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao has added fuel to an ongoing debate about child poverty in China. In a video by social media startup Pear Video, Li Changjiang - nicknamed "Little Li" by social media users - is seen cruising up to a doorway on his delivery cart, greeting the recipient of a parcel politely   Read More ...
More help for needy children in Yunnan, China, following story of Snowflake Boy
2018-01-16 07:45:16 BEIJING - Thousands of children living in poverty and cold in China's Yunnan province can look forward to a bit of warmth this winter, thanks to the story of the Snowflake Boy. The Yunnan China Youth Development Foundation has launched a public donation campaign for all the needy students in the province, China Daily reported on Tuesday (Jan 16). The foundation has promised to give each needy child 500 yuan (S$102) to help them stay warm in winter   Read More ...
Child courier sparks online concern
2018-01-16 03:30:31 Xiaochangjiang (right) spends his first celebrated birthday at a welfare house in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Sunday. The 7-year-old became an internet sensation after photos showing him working as a courier went viral on WeChat. (Photo by ZHANG FUHONG/FOR CHINA DAILY) A young boy who works as a courier in a residential area in downtown Qingdao, Shandong province, has attracted the attention of thousands of people who are concerned about his welfare   Read More ...
Study shows preterm birth may impact childhood language skills
2018-01-16 03:02:41 An American study on Monday said preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy may show poorer language skills in early childhood. The brain imaging study shows that those preterm babies are likely to experience delays in the development of the auditory cortex, a brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound. The new study reveals that such delays are associated with speech and language impairments at age 2   Read More ...
Chinese national beats child assault case
2018-01-14 18:02:52 A Chinese national who is at the centre of a viral video which appears to show her slapping a 13-year-old girl has been freed by the court. The woman, Yuemei Pan, who operates a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm for the incident. However, she was freed when she appeared before the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday as no evidence was offered against her   Read More ...
Chinese woman beats child assault case
2018-01-13 18:03:13 A Chinese national who is at the centre of a viral video which appears to show her slapping a 13-year-old girl has been freed by the court. The woman, Yuemei Pan, who operates a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm for the incident. However, she was freed when she appeared before the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday as no evidence was offered against her   Read More ...
Frozen embryos as good as fresh ones in many IVF pregnancies: study
2018-01-11 03:30:19 The success rate of frozen embryo transfers for in vitro fertilization (IVF) is almost the same as, or even better than, those using fresh ones, researchers said Wednesday. "Frozen embryo techniques are growing in popularity in fertility clinics worldwide," lead author Lan Vuong from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City said in a statement. "This is one of the reasons why our research is important for fertility clinicians and researchers, and of course couples who are hoping to have a child," Vuong said   Read More ...
'Frozen kid' photo goes viral, touches netizens
2018-01-09 11:30:28 A third-grade boy at Zhuanshanbao Elementary School in Xinjie Town, Zhaotong City of Yunnan Province arrives at a classroom with his hair and eyebrows fully covered with frost. (Photo provided to China News Service) (ECNS) -- A picture of a boy arriving at a classroom with his hair and eyebrows fully covered with frost went viral on the Chinese Internet, people   Read More ...
Child trafficking in China | DW Documentary
2018-01-08 18:11:03 Tan Jingjing from China is convinced her son was sold to traffickers by her ex-husband. She's been searching for him for three years; by now he would be five. She hasn't received any help from the authorities. But there is a glimmer of hope. Every year tens of thousands of children disappear in China; there are no official figures. Tan Jingjing’s son went missing after her divorce. She suspects her ex-husband sold the boy – then aged 18 months. He probably ended up being adopted, and is just one of countless similar cases. Children are bought and sold in China via online forums   Read More ...
Chinese city gets face recognition tech for registering marriages
2018-01-07 13:09:57 Chongqing city in southwest China has introduced facial recognition technology for marriage registration, in a bid to simplify the procedure and make it less time-consuming. The Marriage, Adoption Registration Management Centre of Chongqing said the new system has been launched in January. Marriage registration between Chinese citizens and foreigners can also use the system, it said. Based on Chinese law, the registrars must check a person’s identity and household registration certificates before awarding them a marriage certificate   Read More ...
Now Chinese City Gets Face Recognition Tech For Registering Marriages
2018-01-07 12:35:58 Beijing: Chongqing city in southwest China has introduced facial recognition technology for marriage registration, in a bid to simplify the procedure and make it less time-consuming. The Marriage, Adoption Registration Management Centre of Chongqing said the new system has been launched in January. Marriage registration between Chinese citizens and foreigners can also use the system, it said. Based on Chinese law, the registrars must check a person's identity and household registration certificates before awarding them a marriage certificate   Read More ...
Child trafficking in China | DW English
2018-01-07 00:04:17 Tan Jingjing from China is convinced her son was sold to traffickers by her ex-husband. She's been searching for him for three years; by now he would be five. She hasn't received any help from the authorities. But there is a glimmer of hope. More Reporter: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/reporter/s-31616.   Read More ...
Most Taiwan employees face child rearing pressure: survey
2018-01-06 02:30:26 A new survey shows that over 50 percent of employees in Taiwan have been forced to change careers because of financial burdens from marriage and child bearing. According to the survey conducted by the local human resources platform 1111 Job Bank, 85 percent of working parents in Taiwan believe they can only afford to raise one child when their household income reaches nearly 80,000 new Taiwan dollars (about 2,663 U   Read More ...
Hand in Hand: a music feast for kids
2018-01-05 08:30:16 International award-winning artists will perform at Hand in Hand, an international music festival for children, at the Shanghai Centre Theater on Sunday. Grammy and Emmy winner Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band from the United States and Hippe Gasten from the Netherlands will perform at the festival, bringing their hits like "Pretty Princess" and "Pippi Longstocking." The audiences are encouraged to sing and rock together   Read More ...
Troubled tycoon asks wife to help settle financial woes
2018-01-04 02:01:11 LeEco founder Jia seeks time from creditors to clear outstanding debts. Chinese actress Gan Wei, better known as the spouse of beleaguered tycoon Jia Yueting, said on Wednesday that she would deal with the debt issues plaguing LeEco. In a post on her Sina Weibo account, China's Twitter-like social media, Gan said that she would meet the creditors to resolve the debt problems and confirmed that Jia owed 6   Read More ...
Son to repay mom for contract breach
2018-01-03 20:03:31 Taiwan’s top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around NT$22.33 million (US$744,000) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him. The court on Tuesday upheld a previous ruling that the 41-year-old, identified by his family name Chu, should honor a contract he signed with his mother 20 years ago promising to refund her. The plaintiff, surnamed Lo, divorced her husband in 1990 and raised their two sons on her own   Read More ...
Two Chinese children die in stabbing after basketball game row
2018-01-02 18:02:51 A row sparked during a basketball game at school has left two children dead and seven wounded in western China, according to a news website report. An argument broke out between two pupils while playing a game at a middle school in Tonghai county in Yunnan province, Thepaper.cn reported. The argument was broken up, but one of the boys and his companions confronted the other child and his friends as they later made their way home from school, the report said, citing the police   Read More ...
Adopted Chinese children search for biological parents in bid to understand past
2018-01-02 04:00:36 "I am 200 percent sure that she is my daughter… Now I'm calling all of my relatives," a father from East China's Jiangxi Province wrote on October 19 after spending 24 years searching for his second daughter, who was sent to a foster home and adopted in the U.S. in 1993. The message was sent to Lan, a U.S. resident from China who has been helping adopted children find their biological parents for the past decade   Read More ...
Coding the new piano lessons for pushy Chinese parents
2017-12-28 10:01:57 Classes in coding, robotics and AI are the latest trend among Chinese parents looking to give their children a leg up. But experts in the field warn parents that pushing their kids to code is not all it's cracked up to be, The Beijing News reported. After school classes for students as young as 4 in basic computer science and logic are commonly advertised in Chinese cities   Read More ...
Snow 'town' for children opens its doors (1/5)
2017-12-28 08:30:12 (Photo provided to China Daily) Nearly 1,000 snowmen of different shapes wearing colorful hats and scarfs dotted the primary ski slopes at the Yuyang International Ski Resort in Pinggu district, Beijing, on Dec 23. The snowmen were made by parents and children who came to witness the opening of the Ice and Snow Art Town for Children. A maze that uses the Traquair Maze ― covering over 10,000 square meters ― in Scotland as its prototype has been bricked up with ice cubes of over 1,000 tons, covering 1,200 square meters   Read More ...
Shanghai children most addicted to screens
2017-12-27 05:28:19 Children under 3 years old in Shanghai tend to spend two hours and 42 minutes watching screens, a study involving 20,000 local kindergarten students found, Xinmin Evening News reported Tuesday. Another report covering eight places shows 30 percent parents with 4-month-olds have the habit of holding them while watching televisions or playing on their mobile phones. A pediatrics professor said the longer a child looks at a screen, the worse their concentration ability will become later   Read More ...
A family lost their daughter and son to breed endangered cranes
2017-12-27 05:23:10 Every year red-crowned cranes, an endangered bird, migrate to the wetlands of Yancheng National Rare Bird Reserve in Yancheng City in east China's Jiangsu Province in December. The reserve, a haven for the rare birds, also has a graveyard of China's first environmental martyr Xu Xiujuan, who is also known as the "red-crowned crane girl." In 1986, a 23-year-old Xu Xiujuan from northeast China's Heilongjiang Province traveled to Yancheng with three red-crowned crane eggs   Read More ...
Marriage debt issue under review: commission
2017-12-26 03:01:45 A controversial judicial interpretation of China's Marriage Law that makes people pay their ex-spouses' debts is expected to be revised amid rising demand from the public over the past few years. Shen Chunyao, chairman of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said in a report delivered on Sunday at the bimonthly session that 45 deputies have already proposed a review of Article 24 of the judicial interpretation of the Marriage Law   Read More ...
U.S. mom gives birth to daughter from embryo frozen in 1992
2017-12-22 02:00:52 A 26-year-old woman in the United States has given birth to a baby girl from an embryo frozen just 1.5 years after her own birth. The baby, named Emma Wren, was born to Benjamin and Tina Gibson on Nov. 25, weighing 2.95 kilograms and measuring 50 centimeters long, the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Tennessee said in a statement this week   Read More ...
New mass recall of French-made baby milk
2017-12-21 20:05:18 French baby-milk maker Lactalis yesterday ordered the recall of all of the production of one of its factories since February over fears of possible contamination with salmonella. Lactalis, one of the world’s top dairy producers, already recalled around 7,000 tons of infant formula milk two weeks ago. But in what it described as “a precautionary measure” yesterday, it decided, in consultation with the health authorities, to recall “all infant formula and nutritional products manufactured and conditioned in the Craon factory” in north western France   Read More ...
85% of young Chinese pressurised by family to marry
2017-12-21 14:22:37 Over 85 per cent of young Chinese were pressurised by older family members into getting married, a survey revealed on Thursday. More than 69 per cent of the youngsters surveyed by the China Youth Daily said they felt pressure when being pushed, reports Xinhua news agency. “I plan to get married before 30 but my parents always ask me to find a boyfriend soon   Read More ...
Almost seven in 10 Chinese feel pressured by family to marry: Survey
2017-12-21 09:45:43 BEIJING - Close to seven in 10 young Chinese people are feeling the pressure from their families to get hitched, according to a survey by China Youth Daily. State news agency Xinhua reported on Thursday (Dec 21) that over 85 per cent of young Chinese reported being pushed by older family members to get married, and more than 69 per cent said they felt pressure when being pushed   Read More ...
85 percent of young Chinese pressured by family to marry: survey
2017-12-21 09:30:29 than 85 percent of young Chinese have been pushed by older family members to get married, according to a survey by China Youth Daily Thursday. More than 69 percent survey said they felt pressure when being pushed. "I plan to get married before 30, but my parents always ask me to find a boyfriend soon. It makes me anxious whenever they push me," said Hou Weiwei, 25   Read More ...