Sunday, January 31, 2016
China officially abandons its One Child Policy by passing law China officially abandons its One Child Policy by passing law
China has passed a bill ending one-child policy.
To tackle an ageing population.
Newly-amended Law on Population and Family Planning:
The state advocates that one couple shall be allowed to have two children.
The move effectively ends the infamous one-child rule, which has been in force since 1971 when the Asian giant sought to curb population explosion.
Couples have been limited to having a single child since 1979, an often brutally enforced rule intended to slow population growth and boost the economy.
The change in China’s family planning policy also comes against the backdrop of a shrinking workforce.
*Key points: China
Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang
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