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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:30 AM

China considers easing family planning rules

(Reuters) - China is mulling changes to its one-child policy, a former family planning official said, with government advisory bodies drafting proposals in the face of a rapidly ageing society in the world's most populous nation.

Proposed changes would allow for urban couples to have a second child, even if one of the parents is themselves not an only child, the China Daily cited Zhang Weiqing, the former head of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, as saying on Wednesday.

Under current rules, urban couples are permitted a second child if both parents do not have siblings. Looser restrictions on rural couples means many have more than one child.


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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:25 AM

1. I hope they don't

Their birth rate is following and the number of people immigrating out of the country is increasing. Plus they are on the verge of a housing bubble.

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