Date
20 October 2017

China to fine-tune family planning policy, paper says

China will fine-tune the nation’s 30-year-old family planning policy, China Daily reported Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission. But any step taken must serve to maintain a low birth rate while satisfying individual families’ desire to have more children, spokesman Mao Qun’an was quoted as saying at a regular news conference Monday. The nation’s social and economic development as well as demographic changes will also be considered in relation to any policy changes, Mao said. He added that fine-tuning the current policy has always been high on the commission’s agenda. 

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