From the WSJ:
China’s expected baby boom is turning out to be a bust. … The lack of interest from couples surprised even demographers who have long urged the government to act fast and dismantle the birthing policy altogether, to avoid a collapse in the labor pool. The numbers are “way, way off the mark,” said Wang Feng, a demographer and professor at the University of California, Irvine.

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