China's population policy unchanged
BEIJING, Oct 30, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
China's population policy remains
unchanged, according to the country's family planning authority.
The publicity department of the National Health and Family
Planning Commission made the remarks in response to online reports
that "China will relax the current policy by allowing more couples to
have two children nationwide," said the Wednesday edition of the
In August this year, commission spokesperson Deng Haihua said
that China would adhere to the basic state policy of family planning
and make adjustments "at an appropriate time".
In the late 1970s, China introduced its family planning policy to
rein in population growth by limiting most urban couples to one
child and most rural couples to two children, if the first is a girl.
The policy was later relaxed, with the current policy stipulating
that to have a second child, both parents must be only children.
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