Relaxation Of China’s ‘One-Child Policy’ Possible Despite Family Planning…

“China could be considering relaxing its … one-child policy,” which “is increasingly being seen as an impediment to growth and the harbinger of social problems,” such as a declining workforce, Reuters reports. “Expectations that Beijing will ease the restrictions, by gradually allowing couples to have two children, have been building since outgoing President Hu Jintao conspicuously dropped the phrase ‘maintain a low birth rate’ in a work report to a Communist Party congress in November,” the news service writes, adding, “It was the first time in a decade that a major speech by a top leader had omitted such a reference and could signal that the new government led by Xi Jinping is leaning toward reform.”

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