Shanghai family planning authorities said it may take six months to a year to introduce the nation’s newly relaxed family planning policy even as China gives local governments some leeway when to bring it in, Shanghai Daily reported Sunday. The relaxed one-child policy, one of the highlights in a sweeping reform announced on Friday after a key meeting of the Communist Party, allows couples where one parent is an only child to have two children. At present, both parents must come from one-child families to qualify in most parts of China. Legislative procedures must take place before the rule can be introduced while public facilities have to be updated, the report said, citing Shanghai’s health and population commission.
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