Friday, October 30, 2015

China Approves Two-Child Policy to Help Economy

New York Times (Oct. 30, 2015): China Approves Two-Child Policy to Help Economy, by Chris Buckley:

Driven by fears that an aging population could jeopardize China’s economic ascent, the Communist Party leadership ended its decades-old “one child” policy on Thursday, announcing that all married couples would be allowed to have two children.

Limitations on family size in China had skewed the sex ratio of males to females, had been enforced through crippling fines and forced abortions, and had stoked intense resentment over their interference in citizens' intimate lives.

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