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Video: What Could Be Behind China's Sudden One-Child Policy Reforms

Children pictured on a hill in Yunnan. (egorgrebnev/Flickr)

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.

China's One-Child Policy Already Irrelevant?

1980s propaganda posters for the one-child policy in Guilin, China. (kattebelletje/Flickr)

Amidst speculation that the one-child policy might be coming to an end in China, Leslie Chang evaluates where it stands today.

Hey World, Watch Out for China's 'Middleweight' Cities

East Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China. (Peter Garnhum/Flickr)

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.