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BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- China will loosen its decades-long one-child population policy, allowing couples to have two children if one of them is an only child, according to a key decision issued on Friday by the Communist Party of China (CPC).

China will implement this new policy while adhering to the basic state policy of family planning, according to the decision on major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reforms, which was approved at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee held from Nov. 9 to 12 in Beijing.

The birth policy will be adjusted and improved step by step to promote "long-term balanced development of the population in China," it said.

Relaxing the policy will keep China's birth rate at a stable level, said Guo Zhenwei, a family-planning official with the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

To ensure coordinated economic and social development, the population size for China should be kept at about 1.5 billion, said Guo, citing the results of a study sponsored by the State Council, China's cabinet.

China should keep its total fertility rate at around 1.8, and the current rate is between 1.5 to 1.6, allowing the country to maneuver its population policy, according to Guo.

Wu Cangping, an adviser with the China Population Association, believed the change in China's family planning policy will unlikely lead to a baby boom because of Chinese parents' traditional preference for more children has changed due to rapid social progress in the country.

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Post time 2013-11-16 12:37:04 |Display all floors
The one child police failed

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This post was edited by bravos at 2013-11-16 22:55

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Post time 2013-11-16 15:45:18 |Display all floors
A win-win policy reversal for Hans and China!

When China was starving, its people's bellies swollen with hunger, the One-Child policy seemed a good idea. But time has moved on. China is now rich, and can jolly well afford to expand its population to 3 billions and more!

But what's concerning the Han watchers more than anything is that China's population is ageing fast, with the Hans number falling, but Weegies louts are multiplying like rats (there is no One-Child Policy placed on China's ethnic minorities), hence this is a most-correct policy reversal.

President Xi should go one policy further. Allow Han mothers a two-year maternity leave to have, and to take care of their beautiful and intelligent little new-born Han baby.

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Post time 2013-11-16 17:11:19 |Display all floors
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Post time 2013-11-16 21:45:31 |Display all floors
It is reported that more high-quality leftover girls can't find their suitable mate (suitable in over one aspect such as education, personality, prosperity), while men of high-education are facing inability of bearing child more seriously than before.
does it means Han decendents perhaps will not be so competitive?

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This post was edited by Belinda_GS at 2013-11-16 23:07

Household consumption expenditures made me beyond of two-children have. If two children policy can be matched with house price. Half of current price house can let me definitely have the second child.

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