Why China and east Asia’s ageing population threatens global Covid recovery
- May 11, 2021
- Wang Feng, sociology, The Guardian, May 11, 2021
But whatever the policy, it’s already too late, said Prof Wang Feng of University
of California Irvine, who specialises in Asian demographics. “Chinese authorities,
for example, should have already abandoned its birth control policy. It’s outdated.
What China needs is not another state policy, but rather a better and fairer society.”
Wang said that there are multiple reasons for east Asia’s population dilemma today,
for example the lack of gender equality. In many patriarchal Asian societies, women
are still expected to fulfil the roles of housework and child bearing, and this is
not easy to change overnight.
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