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#23 What do Chinese people think about the 3-children policy? 中国人怎么看三孩生育政策?

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大家好,欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese。今天是第二十三集——中国人怎么看三孩生育政策?

在MaoMi Chinese 的第十九集,我们聊了中国在第七次人口普查之后,发现2020年中国大陆的出生人口减少了,而且越来越多中国年轻人不想结婚,不想生孩子。2021年5月31日星期一,中国公布了三孩生育政策。什么是三孩生育政策呢?也就是一个家庭可以有三个孩子。




如果想要鼓励年轻人生孩子,中国还有很多的事要做。以后,MaoMi Chinese也会和你一起关注这个问题。






今天的MaoMi Chinese先到这里,谢谢你的收听!我们下个星期见!

Hello everyone. Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese. Today it’s episode 23rd-What do Chinese people think about 3-children policy?

In episode 19 of MaoMi Chinese, we talked about that after the 7th national census, China found that there are fewer babies were born in 2020, and more and more young Chinese don’t want to get married, neither having babies. On Monday 31stMay 2021, China announced the 3-children policy. What is 3-children policy? It means that each family can have 3 babies.

We witnessed the change in Chinese policy. From 1970s to 2015, the majority of Chinese family could only have 1 child, and a minority of them could have 2. If (most of them) had over 2 children, they would probably get fined. From 2015, all Chinese families could have 2 children. However, this time, lots of young people thought that they have too much pressure from work and house price was too high, so they didn’t want to get married, neither have babies. To cope with the future ageing society, from 31st May 2021, China released the 3-children policy. Also, they are going to improve the educational and medical system.

However, what do common Chinese people think about it? Are they willing to have babies?

On that day, lots of people discussed on Weibo, a Chinese social media. Some people said, “you don’t have babies and I don’t have babies, then we can lead our whole lives very easily.” Why did he say this? It is because that having babies and raising babies will cost a massive amount of money. For lots of young Chinese now, if they can have good lives for themselves, it is already fairly satisfying. Therefore, they are considering having babies.

If they want to encourage young people to have babies, China still has lots of things to do. In the future, MaoMi Chinese will keep an eye on this problem with you.

In the end, let’s have a look at the key vocab today:

First one: policy. We can say educational policy,economic policy. We can say that now there are many Chinese people who don’t think the 3-children policy will work.

Second one: to witness. We can say that we witnessed the history. You can also say that ‘I witness my friend’s relationship’.

Third one: to fine. Before 2015, most Chinese family could only have 1 child. If it was more than that, they would be fined.

Fourth one: to cope with. We can say ‘to cope with problems’. In order to cope with the problem of ageing society, China still has many things to do.

That’s all about MaoMi Chinese today. Thanks for your listening and we will see you next week!

4 thoughts on “#23 What do Chinese people think about the 3-children policy? 中国人怎么看三孩生育政策?”

  1. Thank you for making these podcasts! They have been very useful to me.
    I’ve started going through them from Lesson 1 and I just finished Lesson 23 this evening.
    I like this lesson a lot because it is connected to Lesson 19.
    Some of the vocabulary is similar, so it feels like a sense of progression.

    I usually listen to the audio and follow along with the Chinese text.
    I stop the audio when I see a word I don’t know, and then I look it up + save it for later.

    I noticed one small typo: “这些 家庭 很 可能 会 被 罚钱”
    In the audio, you said “罚款”, but the text says “罚钱”.

    Also, thank you for providing the English translations as well.
    Sometimes I review lessons I’ve already studied. I read the English and try to translate it to Chinese.
    Then I use your Chinese writing to compare and check if mine was correct.

    I appreciate that you keep making these podcasts! It is not easy to find intermediate level material for learning Chinese. The most popular material is always beginner level. I will try to share your work with other Chinese learners. I hope your website becomes a big success. 别放弃!

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