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Gulf Today Report
China will allow couples to have up to three children in the latest relaxation of its laws on family planning since the end of the “one-child policy” in 2013, according to state media.
The change was approved during a politburo meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping, official news agency Xinhua reported. The politburo also said China would implement a delay in the retirement age.
The move comes after a dramatic decline in births in the world’s most populous country and “aims to improve China's population structure and actively respond to the country's ageing problem”, state media reported.
The one-child policy was part of China’s broad population control programme that was implemented from 1980, with a system of fines for violators and even forced abortions, according to the Independent.
In November 2013, China announced a partial policy relaxation that allowed couples to have two children if one parent was themselves an only child. A further relaxation took place in 2016, allowing all couples to have up to two children.
Early this month, China's once-in-a-decade census showed that the population was growing at its slowest rate since the data-gathering exercise began in the 1950s, with data showing a fertility rate of 1.3 children per woman for 2020 alone, on par with ageing societies like Japan and Italy.
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