Friday, January 1, 2016

#China ends its 'One Child Policy'

Married couples in China from Friday will be allowed to have two children, almost after 40 years of one child policy. The "one child policy", instituted in the late 1970s, restricted most couples to only a single offspring through a system of fines for violators and even forced abortions.China's population,the world's largest at 1.37 billion, is now ageing rapidly and the country is facing severe gender imbalances, all while the country's workforce is also shrinking.
Under the new law, married couples are now allowed to have a second child, but the legislation maintains limits on additional births.About three million additional babies are estimated to be born each year over the next five years following the implementation of the two-child policy