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Mon May 31, 2021, 02:56 PM

China easing birth limits further to cope with aging society

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party said Monday it will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two in hopes of slowing the rapid aging of its population, which is adding to strains on the economy and society.

The ruling party has enforced birth limits since 1980 to restrain population growth but worries the number of working-age people is falling too fast while the share over age 65 is rising. That threatens to disrupt its ambitions to transform China into a prosperous consumer society and global technology leader.

A ruling party meeting led by President Xi Jinping decided to introduce “measures to actively deal with the aging population,” the official Xinhua News Agency said. It said leaders agreed ”implementing the policy of one couple can have three children and supporting measures are conducive to improving China’s population structure.”

Leaders also agreed China needs to raise its retirement age to keep more people in the workforce and improve pension and health services for the elderly, Xinhua said.

https://apnews.com/article/china-ap-top-news-bd12b9c524853f33cca8db3a6930b936

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PoindexterOglethorpe May 2021 #1

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Mon May 31, 2021, 03:52 PM

1. It won't matter.

The birth rate is going to continue to decline. China, and every other country in the world is going to have to deal with fewer children and shrinking populations.

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