23 August 2019

Guangdong one-child policy revision fuels confusion, paper says

Southern China’s Guangdong province has submitted supplemental materials for its proposed implementation of changes to the one-child policy now under review by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, news website reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed official of the local branch of the commission. The provincial government has been swamped with inquiries, mostly from pregnant mothers, who worry about receiving penalties for giving birth to a second child before the plan is implemented. Most provinces, except for Guangdong, Xinjiang and Tibet, have published the time frame for their implementation of the new policy, which will allow couples to have a second child if one of the parents is an only child, the report said.

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