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China already feeling the Dragon baby squeeze, as maternity hospitals report full bookings through August

China already feeling the Dragon baby squeeze, as maternity hospitals report full bookings through August

Nine-month-old Zhang Hao, who has rhinitis, a condition that may be caused by air pollution, at Beijing's Capital Institute of Paediatrics. Tired of waiting for the authorities to alert residents to dangerous air pollutants, citizen activists have bought their own air-quality monitor and posted readings online. -- PHOTO: NEW YORK TIMES BEIJING - Many Chinese couples born in the 1980s, who are single children themselves, have timed their only child to be born this year as a Dragon baby as the next auspicious Year of the Dragon would come around in 2024. That is despite the expectation that their children will have to compete for school places and other resources in future, with their numbers exceeding normal levels. Shanghai, China's largest city, is expecting 180,000 Dragon babies this year - a figure surpassing the spike in the preceding Year of the Rabbit - while every b...

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