China finds 12 million children that it didn’t know existed

A woman carries a child on her electric bike in Beijing on June 2, days after China announced it would allow couples to have three children. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

China undercounted the number of children born in 2000 to 2010 by at least 11.6 million — equivalent to Belgium’s current population — partly because of its stringent one-child policy.