A Chinese classroom, where there are only two girls amongst twelve students
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China facing one child policy dilemma

21 September 2012 Last updated at 15:04 BST

China's incoming new Communist Party leaders face a difficult question - has the time come to end the one child policy?

Figures from the latest census show China's birth-rate has fallen way below the level necessary to keep the population stable. The policy is unpopular, and it is leading to serious imbalances.

Damian Grammaticas reports.