Doctors estimate that more than 400,000 babies will be born in the capital this year – about twice as many as in any of the past five years – and Shanghai is also seeing a rise in the number of newborns, a trend that comes after the government eased its one-child policy, reports Caixin. Shanghai has also experienced a surge in the number of newborns this year. The Chinese government dropped the one-baby rule last year, allowing all couples to have a second child. The changes were made because of concerns that China’s population is rapidly aging, a trend that could hurt the economy down the road.
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