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China’s leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

In this Feb. 17, 2019, photo, a couple spend time with their children at a park in Beijing. Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China’s leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But the country’s bureaucrats don’t seem to have gotten the message, fining a couple in a recent widely publicized case for having a third child against the strict letter of the law. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) XAW201 XAW201

BEIJING (AP) — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don't seem to have gotten the message, fining a couple in a recent widely publicized case for having a third child against the strict letter of the law. The move...  VIEW

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