Editorial: China feels economic impact of 'one-child' policy
400 million -- That's the number of additional people that China says would be around today if not for the one-child-per-couple rule that took effect 40 years ago. The country says 336 million abortions and 196 million sterilizations have occurred since then. Despite the nation's unstable economic growth rate and social structure, reports say that the law will not change anytime soon. As China struggles with a stagnating economy and social unrest, those reasons emphasize why one-child is a policy the government would be wise to reconsider.