17 May '11, 9pm

China could move closer to a 2-child policy in next five years

BEIJING - China may move closer to a two-child policy in the next five years with a proposed pilot project that further eases its three-decades-old rule restricting women to having only one child, National People's Congress (NPC) lawmaker Mr Cai Fang said. Couples in selected provinces will be allowed to have two children if either parent was an only child, compared with the rule now that both must be, said Mr Cai, who helped draft China's 12th five-year plan on economic and social policies. Guangdong is among provinces applying for the project, the Guangzhou Daily said on March 14, citing a family planning official. "These young people are from the one-child-policy generation, so it's a very big probability that for a couple, at least one of them is an only child," Mr Cai, director of the Institute of Population and Labour Economics at the state-backed Chinese Academy of ...

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