The National Health and Family Planning Commission said there will be no changes to the country’s family planning policy, Southern Metropolis Daily reported Wednesday. This followed media reports that the government will launch a nationwide pilot scheme to allow families to have a second child if either parent has no siblings. A lot of factors have to be taken into consideration when making any changes to the one-child policy, Ministry of Health spokesman Mao Qunan was quoted as saying. These include China’s low birth rate, socio-economic development, fertility and population trends, the report said.
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