China Abandons One-Child Policy, Allows Two Kids For All Couples
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October 29 , 2015 , 16:33 IST
China’s ruling Communist Party will end its more than three-decade-old one-child policy as President Xi Jinping rolled out his blueprint to manage the economy’s shift to slower, more balanced growth.
It will now allow all couples to have two kids.
China currently has a population of 1.3 billion. India is close behind with a population of 1.2 billion.
The party’s decision-making Central Committee approved plans to allow all couples in China to have two children, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday at the end of a four-day party gathering in Beijing.
China suffered a third consecutive annual drop in its workforce in 2014, 3.7 million less than the previous year, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics in January.