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For China's birthrate, this may be a bad sign
For China's birthrate, this may be a bad sign

Chen Lei runs a Shanghai business that helps pregnant Chinese women fly to Southern California and give birth in hospitals in Whittier, Fountain Valley, Pomona and other nearby cities. But come Feb. 19 — when the Chinese New Year begins, closing out the year of the horse and ushering in the year of the sheep — he's anticipating a sharp drop in clientele for his company, Xiduo Baby. "We expect the number of women who will give birth via our center during the year of the sheep to fall by around 30%. There's nothing we can do about it," Chen lamented. "It's because of this expression: 'Only 1 out of 10 sheep people can find happiness in their...

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