Wednesday, March 19, 2008
China Will Retain One-Child-Per-Couple Policy
NY Times: China Sticking With One-Child Policy, by Jim Yardley:
China’s top population official said the country’s one-child-per-couple family planning policy would not change for at least another decade. The announcement refutes speculation that officials were contemplating adjustments to compensate for mounting demographic pressures.
The official, Zhang Weiqing, minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, said China would not make any major changes to the overall family planning policy until roughly a decade from now, when an anticipated surge in births is expected to end.