Tuesday, March 8, 2011

China may end one-child norm

Experts have been studying propositions of allowing couples to have a second child, said Wang Yuqing, a deputy director of the National Committee of Population, Resources and Environment.
Wang said the high cost of raising a child will keep the population growth at a stable level, Guangzhou-based New Express Daily reported.
The policy, adopted in the late 1970s, limited most couples to having only one child. However, couples who are both the only children of their families, parents whose first child has a congenital disease, and parents in rural areas whose first child is a female are currently allowed to have a second child.

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