My latest feature in Current Biology looks into the recent changes to China's one-child policy, which has been in force for 34 years now. Changes announced recently allow parents a second child if they are single children themselves, avoiding the one-child-rule from becoming effectively a one-grandchild (per set of four grandparents) rule.
Where next for China's population policy?
Current Biology Volume 24, Issue 3, 3 February 2014, Pages R97–R100
Shopping street in Shanghai. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Agnieszka Bojczuk