China’s provinces will not take much time to implement the government’s revised family planning policy, with Guangdong expected to be the first off the starting block, Legal Evening News cited Yuan Xin, a professor at the Institute for Population Development at Nankai University, as saying. Wang Pei’an, vice minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said Saturday that there is no unified time-frame set for the policy that would allow families to have a second child if either parent is an only child. Provinces and cities can decide on their own, he said. Lu Jiehua, a professor at Peking University, estimated that a third of the provinces will implement the new policy by 2014, the report said.
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