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‘Don’t blame women’: Japan birth drive sparks online debate

Policy changes such as expanding daycare provision can help boost birth rates, but the increase is often "temporary"

China’s Sichuan to scrap three-child limit as birth rates drop

China's population shrank last year for the first time in more than six decades, official data released this month showed

Japanese prime minister vows to take action on declining birthrate

“Japan is standing on the verge of whether we can continue to function as a society,” Kishida said in Monday’s speech

China population shrinks for first time in over 60 years

Independent demographer He Yafu also points to "the decline in the number of women of childbearing age"

Hong Kong sees record population drop as emigration rises

Mid-year estimates put Hong Kong's population at 7,291,600, the single largest percentage decline over a 12-month period

Indian Christian population on the decline, survey reveals

With more women educated, more of them marry late, contributing to the decline in population and in the decreasing infant mortality rates

Philippines’ current population growth projected to be slowest since 1946

The population commission is projecting the slowest population rise this year with only a 0.3 percent increase in population growth

China mulls dropping punishments for couples who have more than three...

A draft amendment to the Population and Family Planning Law removes any punishment for having four or more children

Falling birth rate threatens Christian population in India’s Kerala state

Catholic bishops in Kerala expressed concern over the low birth rate among Christians in the state

Indian diocese offers cash incentives, scholarships for couples with more children

The Diocese of Palai in Kerala state said it will pay 1,500 rupees (about US$21) monthly to families and will provide free education

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