Thursday, October 29, 2015

China will abandon its one-child policy after almost 40 years


China is abandoning its longstanding one-child policy, and will officially allow couples to have two children, Xinhua says.

The state-run news agency sent out a tweet on Thursday with the news, issued by the ruling Communist Party after its four-day meeting to chart out the country's next five years.

Details of the policy change have yet to be announced, but if the two-child provision is unconditional, this is a big move on the part of the government to loosen its decadeslong control over the population size.

In 2013, it made steps to loosen the policy, by allowing couples to have two children if one of them is an only child. Read more...

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