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Surge in China’s Maternal Mortality Rate Spurs Questions

By Sharon Shi, Janet Sun & Kiko Lee

The number of mothers who died due to complications linked with pregnancy or childbirth shows a marked drop for the past decades.

But half year since the end of the one-child policy on January 1, 2016, the maternal mortality rate increased drastically by 30.6 per cent in mainland China compared with the same period in 2015, according to a Chinese government official.

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