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    For China’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts

    Unmarried mothers are often denied government benefits. A debate over the policy is being propelled by a declining birthrate and a new generation of independent Chinese women.

    For China’s Single Mothers, a Road to Recognition Paved With False Starts

    Unmarried mothers are often denied government benefits. A debate over the policy is being propelled by a declining birthrate and a new generation of independent Chinese women.

    China to Try Australian on Spy Charge, Adding to Diplomatic Tensions

    The businessman-writer Yang Hengjun will face trial in Beijing next week, at a time when Australia and China have fallen out over detentions, accusations of political interference and the investigation of journalists.

    China Releases First Photos From Its Mars Lander

    The country’s space agency said that the craft’s components, and those of the rover it would soon release, had “deployed in place normally.”

    China Wants to Boost Births. But It’s Wary of Losing Control.

    Some local governments are allowing couples to have more children without penalties, but the ruling Communist Party seems reluctant to lift restrictions altogether.
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