In 1979, China implemented the one-child policy, with predictable and disastrous consequences. Fertility is way below replacement at less than 1.6 and their population pyramid is messed up.
Central planning creates a problem? Central planning produces a solution, comrade! In May of this year, the Politburo announced that up to three children were now permitted. Of course, they didn’t just jump to three from one; they spent some time at two:
China scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit which has failed to lead to a sustained upsurge in births.
Those wild and wacky ChiComs: what will they think of next?