Elke Chinese baby telt

Het welkome geboortegolfje dat China door het Jaar van de Draak beleeft, is onvoldoende. pagina 4-5

Yu Qiuyan (R) holds her newborn baby girl Li Muhua in her room at the Antai maternity hospital in Beijing on January 26, 2012. As China welcomes the year of the dragon -- considered to be the most auspicious zodiac symbol in the Chinese lunar calendar -- the country is expecting a five percent increase in the number of babies born in 2012, state-run news agency Xinhua recently reported. Similar increases in birth rates are expected in Taiwan and Hong Kong with would-be parents keen to capitalise on the good fortune, intelligence, and success that dragon-babies are believed to inherit. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones AFP