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After one-child policy, China pushes women to have more babies

According to Chinese state media, birth rates in China’s northeast are the lowest in the world, around a third of Japan’s.

Two years after the end of the one-child policy, China is struggling to encourage women to have more children.

One of the talking points at the annual parliamentary meeting will be a declining birth rate. With a shrinking workforce and ageing population, analysts say China could be heading for a demographic disaster.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing.