So, no chance of a baby boom by a simple change in China’s birth policy?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2019


It’s been 40 years since China had a one-child policy. Although it’s no longer in operation, its effects seem more lasting. Early in 2019, it has become clear China’s policy makers were too optimistic in assuming a baby boom would follow a loosening of restrictive birth limits. The limits were loosened in 2016. It’s estimated China had fewer … Continue reading “So, no chance of a baby boom by a simple change in China’s birth policy?”

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This is not about China but the US, which faces an Allah dilemma in baby-naming

by Rashmee

Posted on May 2, 2017


China has banned new parents from picking Islam, Quran, Saddam, Mecca, as well as references to the star and crescent moon for their babies. But in the US, where individual freedom is more jealously guarded, there is a decided Allah dilemma in the case of baby names. Consider what happened in Georgia recently. The US state … Continue reading “This is not about China but the US, which faces an Allah dilemma in baby-naming”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK