Sunday, December 27, 2015

China Will Allow Two Children for Every Couple From January

It's official. From January 1, 2016 China will allow two children for every couple.
According to the state-run Xinhua news agency, Chinese lawmakers rubber-stamped the new legislation Sunday during a session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, which governs the country's laws,

The state advocates that one couple shall be allowed to have two children, according to the newly revised Law on Population and Family Planning.

This effectively voids the country's infamous one-child policy that had been eased in recent year.

China, now a nation of more than 1.3 billion people, instituted a policy of one child per couple to control population growth in the 1970s. When its propaganda didn't work, local officials resorted to abortions, heavy fines and forced sterilization.

However, Human rights group Amnesty International has warned that even the two children per couple policy was not enough.

A Chinese researcher said couples that have two children could still be subjected to coercive and intrusive forms of contraception, and even forced abortions, which amount to torture and that the state has no business regulating how many children people have.

The state's media reported that nearly 1 million couples eligible under the new rules had applied to have a second child,  at the time. This means you have to even apply, get approval before you have the famous second child.

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