Why is the one-child policy being relaxed now? The answer, as Beijing-based conomic theorist Michael Pettis suggested in a 2010 interview, has to do with economic growth.
Amidst speculation that the one-child policy might be coming to an end in China, Leslie Chang evaluates where it stands today.
According to a study by McKinsey Global Institute, in just a little over a decade one-third of all Chinese cities will contribute to almost 30 percent of total global growth.
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