A Change in Population Policy
China's recent relaxation of its family planning policy is a landmark change that is poised to contribute to a lasting and balanced development of the population and a healthy, stable development of society as a whole.
Deciding on a Second Child

Whether or not to have a second child is a question many couples of child-bearing age in China are wrestling with after the family planning policy amendment was adopted.

As to whether the birth control relaxation will create a population explosion, expert estimated that every year, a maximum of 2 million more babies than normal would be born across the country.

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Filling an Empty Nest
As more children move away from home, their empty-nest parents try to build a new life
Besieged With Criticism
Household registration faults are blamed for creating opportunities for fraud and social unfairness
Lonelier Than Ever
Parents face the challenge of making a generation of only kids socially active
A Cry for Help
Rescue of newborn trapped in sewer becomes clarion call for unwed mothers
Policy Change
In the 1950s and 60s, China's population exploded due to a rapid drop in mortality rate and a higher birth rate.

In the 1970s, China introduced the family planning policy to curb population growth.

In the early 1990s, the country's total fertility rate dropped to below the level necessary to keep the population stable.

In 2012, China saw a decrease of 2.45 million working age people from the previous year, and after 2023, this group will dwindle by 8 million annually.
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