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Millennium babies not as numerous
( 2003-08-06 10:41) (China Daily)

While Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province frets about overflowing kindergartens thanks to the birth explosion in 2000, Shanghai has no such worries, reports Shanghai Morning Post.

While many parents around China carefully timed the births of their children to coincide with the first year of the new century, the Shanghai Statistics Bureau said the city did not experience a baby boom in 2000, with just 6,950 babies born in the city that year.

Although it was still the highest number of births in recent years, it will not put too much pressure on local kindergartens, said the bureau.

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