CHINA TO ALLOW COUPLE TO HAVE TWO CHILDREN

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China has abolished its decades old one child per couple policy for two following an ageing population.

The readjustment was announced by government on Thursday in Beijing, the country’s capital.

The decision emanated from a meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Communist Party in Beijing, the report said.

“In future, all couples will be allowed to have two children,” it said.

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences had earlier suggested a two-child solution to the problem of ageing population and a falling birth rate.

On average, Chinese women give birth to one child but a birth rate of two children is needed for a stable population.

The one-child policy was introduced in the 1970s to prevent a population explosion in the country. According to estimates, without the policy, China‘s current 1.3 billion population would have had around 300 million more people.

China is the world’s most populous country.

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