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Taiwan births hit nine-year high in Year of Dragon

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The number of newborns in Taiwan reached a nine-year high of 234,599 last year during the auspicious Year of the Dragon. 

A huge dragon-shaped lantern is displayed on the square of the Taipei city government on February 5, 2012. The number of newborns in Taiwan reached a nine-year high of 234,599 last year during the auspicious Year of the Dragon.

The government had forecast 230,000 births for 2012 but a series of childcare incentives helped boost the island's birth rate, which has been among one of the world's lowest, said an interior ministry official.

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