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Birthrate Worry

A Taiwan official has urged citizens to procreate amid fears themay bring reduced reproduction on the island already with one of the world's lowest birthrates.

Some Chinese believe Year of the Tiger babies could be vicious and bring harm to relatives.

Education official Yang Chang-yu noted many successful people are Tigers.

"Not delivering Tiger babies is but a myth and children of any zodiac animals could achieve success," Yang said.

Taiwan had 271,450 births in the last Year of the Tiger in 1998, compared with 305,312 two years later in the Year of the Dragon, the zodiac sign deemed most auspicious.


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