In 1979, China set a one child per family policy in place to put the brakes on population growth of their 1.3+ billion person country.
Now Beijing is allowing couples to have 2 children of their own. Such a move could spark a “baby boomer generation” in China. Next year is the “Year of the dragon” on the Chinese Lunar calendar, which is associated with “wealth and power.” Many Chinese women will try to plan their pregnancies to occur in 2012, meaning that next year could be a big time “boomer year.” 5% more babies are typically born in Dragon years. In a country China’s size, that’s a lot of new births.
This will have a positive affect in China’s economy as the need for product and food for infants will explode.