After the 30-plus years of China’s one-child policy, the country is facing a major demographic crisis, with too many single men and retirees. When the one-child policy was abolished in 2015, a two-child policy was introduced. At the moment, there are rumors about family-planning rules being stopped altogether. These changes are arriving amidst much talk of who will take care of an ageing society. One in four Chinese will be a retiree by 2050. The government’s switch from the one-child policy to coercion to have more children is facing cynicism from the Chinese society. A Guardian article points concern that the government may “intervene as aggressively in pro-natalist policies as it did in anti-natalist policies”, which could affect the position of women in the labour market and in society.