Shanghai’s legislative body is set to pass before March an amended one-child policy that will allow more families to have a second child, Shanghai Daily reported Tuesday, citing a senior official with the municipal people’s congress. Lawmakers are expected to approve the proposal at the first session of the local congress’ standing committee after the ongoing annual session of the legislature, said Ding Wei, director of the local legislative affairs commission. China announced the new policy in November, which would allow couples with one partner from a one-child family to have a second child. Previously, in most cases, both spouses had to come from a one-child family to qualify, the report said.
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