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Customers pay for their groceries at a Tesco supermarket in Beijing in this January 26, 2007 file photo.
Customers pay for their groceries at a Tesco supermarket in Beijing in this January 26, 2007 file photo.
(Jason Lee/Reuters)

BREAKINGVIEWS

Ending one-child policy great, but China needs to do more

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China needs more babies to counter its ageing population and shrinking work force. But relaxing the country’s one-child rule may not be enough to convince increasingly prosperous Chinese women to have more children. Even if effective, the shift would only have a marginal impact on the economy.