>>3472836>isn't that what they wanted by passing that one child policy? to decrease the population?
yes but like with every retarded decision by the incompetent CCP it has backfired massively:
1. yes the population stopped increasing but it means that in 10 years half the country will hit retirement at the same time.
2. people want a son so china have 80% men and 20% women now. people were literally throwing new born girls into water buckets and tried again to get a son.
3. just because they now are allowing more than one child doesn't mean the mindset of china's massive countryside will change overnight, people still want a son as their firstborn and will still discard newborn girls.
4. even if it's now legal to have multiple children most people can't afford to feed more than one kid and a son will help work better in the field. don't forget that outside the big cities chinese people are dirt poor, sometimes eating rats for dinner.
interestingly enough the world bank considers china a developing nation but china literally have a fucking space program. this gives them massive benefits, for example they are allowed to pollute more and gets trade benefits. maybe take them off the list until the über-corrupt CCP actually lifts people out of poverty instead of lowering their own definition of what "poverty" means? because according to CCP themselves they have defeated poverty...https://www.isi-web.org/capacity-building/developing-countries