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China and the Two-Child Policy

Part of WOW – Women of the World

We investigate how China’s new two-child policy is affecting women’s lives in this talk.

China’s controversial one-child policy has been phased out after over 35 years and replaced by a two-child per family policy. We look into whether this new policy puts pressure on women to have more children, and if it will result in a gender balance as the Chinese population grows, with society favouring boys less.

Speakers include:
Mei Fong – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment.
Kailing Xie – PhD researcher at Centre for Women’s Studies of the University of York.

Chaired by Tania Branigan of The Guardian.

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Royal Festival Hall
Weston Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Green Side


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This event is included in the Friday WOW Pass and the WOW Three Day Pass.