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。
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!