18 February 2019

One-child policy changes could go nationwide in Nov, paper says

The central government may announce changes to the one-child policy that would allow families to have a second child if either parent has no siblings, China Business News reported Tuesday. A pilot scheme could be be rolled out in November nationwide rather than in selected areas. At present, parents can have a second child only if both of them are an only child, the report said. Meanwhile, people aged 60 and above have increased to 13.26 percent of the population, a recent census shows. Those 14 and below have fallen to a new low of 16.6 percent, down 6.29 percentage points from five years ago. The numbers suggest a rapidly aging population, the report said. 

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