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Video: Why the End of China's One-Child Policy Matters

12 November 2015

The Chinese government has formally announced the end of its infamous "one-child" policy. This is a very important development, but its political significance far outweighs its economic consequences. In this video update, Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist, explains why, contrary to conventional wisdom, ending the one-child policy is unlikely to change the longer-term trend towards smaller families in China. In Andy’s view, the policy change is all about politics—about getting the government out of Chinese people’s bedrooms.


Why the End of China’s One-Child Policy Matters, Watch the video 

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