Date
18 October 2017

Guangdong parents lukewarm to child policy change, SCMP says

A survey has revealed that many newlyweds and young couples in Guangdong province are not raring to have two children despite the relaxation in the one-child policy, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday. A poll conducted by the Southern Metropolis News on Monday found that only two-thirds of the respondents would prefer to have two children if government policy permits it, the report said. Of those who said they preferred not to have two, nearly 8 percent cited financial reasons, it said. Following its plenum last week, the Communist Party announced that couples would be allowed a second child if one of the parents is an only child. It will be up to provinces to decide when to introduce the reform. 

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