Chinese authorities are offering wedding subsidies and cash payments to lure ‘high quality’ women into having more babies

(Business Insider) China ended its “one-child policy” more than two years ago but that has done little to help the country’s falling birth rate, and local authorities are now trying everything they can to get women to have more babies.

The government’s family planning policy had been in place since 1979, but it lifted the limit to two children in January 2016 to slow its plummeting birth rate. In fact, the government openly stated its wish for millions more infants to be born by 2020, which would add 30 million more laborers to the workforce by 2050.