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    Samenwerking | 合作

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    Samenwerking | 合作

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    Uitwisseling | 交流

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    Ontwikkelingen | 发展

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    Kennis | 知识

Schermafdruk 2018 12 24 21.55.30For nearly 40 years, the Chinese government harshly restricted childbearing through the one-child rule in order to control population growth. That may soon change. Beijing appears to be on the cusp of abolishing all of its family planning rules and is even encouraging young couples to have more children as a matter of patriotic urgency. But attitudes toward parenthood have changed. Even though there is a two-child policy in place now, many Chinese still don’t want to have more than one child  or any at all. “I think having one child is enough,” said Chen Yiwen, a 25-year-old accountant and newlywed. “I won’t be tempted to have more — even if the family planning policy is abolished.”  Chen is not the only woman in the country who shares that sentiment and that has China’s ruling Communist Party worried. She said that she and her husband, a 27-year-old midlevel bank manager, are settling into married life in Xining, a city with 2.2 million people on the Tibetan plateau in central China. For now, they are focusing on “enhancing our self-value” and their careers. “Besides, we already have two little babies a poodle and a corgi,” she . . . . read more


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