Nope. At least here in Zibo, children and babies are everywhere -- riding behind their parents on bicycles and scooters, walking to school in their uniforms, being carried around by their doting grandmothers. I see more children at the stores and on the street than I did in Canada.
Come to think of it, while Mao's face is on the yuan notes, and Mao's face is on the medallions that hang from the rear-view mirror of the taxi cabs, Pleasant Goat is more ubiquitous than the Great Helmsman. It's like there's a law stating you cannot operate a convenience store without at least one Pleasant Goat ride-on by the front door, with its wide staring blank eyes and creepy horns. But I digress.
In case you had not heard, the Chinese authorities recently relaxed the rules for the "One Child" policy. Couples can have more than one child if they are themselves only children. Did you know that China does not have the lowest birth rate in Asia? Perhaps the Communist Party will realize that prosperity, modernity and taxes drives down birthrates more effectively than totalitarianism.