Over a weeklong spring break in April, nine vocational colleges in China have urged their students to go out and find love. China has a significant demographic void thanks to the one-child policy that was in place between 1980 and 2015. China increased the restriction to three in 2021. Yet even throughout the COVID stay-at-home period, couples resisted having children.
For the first time in more than 60 years, China has long been the world’s most populated country. The country saw a fall in its population in 2022. A Chinese city is giving parents 20,000 yuan, or roughly Rs 2 lakh, to have a third child as one of its creative efforts to increase the birth rate.
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The lowest birth rate ever recorded in China was 6.77 births per 1,000 people in 2022, down from 7.52 births in 2021. Concerned about this significant issue caused by the long-standing policy, Chinese schools have developed new solutions.
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A weeklong break in April has been scheduled by institutions in China for its students to find love. Along with the solutions to cope-up with the declining birthrate as well as the country’s general demographic reduction.
The Fan Mei Education Group-run schools announced their break from classes on March 23. Urging pupils to take benefit of it. Spring break is a time for students to have fun and fall in love. According to sources, the school stated in a statement, “Go off of campus, get in contact with nature, and with your heart appreciate the beauty of spring.”
All of the participating institutions are training programs for careers as pilots, flight attendants, and airport security personnel. Since 2019, schools have granted kids and teachers a week off in the spring. Romance is the subject of this year’s theme, “Enjoy the Blossoms, Go Fall in Love.”