China Modifies One Child Policy To Allow For Two

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  1. ralphrepo

    ralphrepo Well-Known Member

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    In a stunning social move by the PRC, the long standing One Child Policy has been officially changed to allow for two births per couple. It had been a reform urged by many different sectors of Chinese society, both private and government. China's One Child law was invoked during the 1970's out of overpopulation fears but for years, had been roundly criticized both by other nations and the Chinese themselves of skewing population demographics in a way that was counterproductive to China's needs.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/us-china-politics-plenum-idUSKCN0SN16Y20151029
     
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  2. ab289

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    Heard on the news 30 million more men than women in China. Women are hot commodities in China now? What happened to that place where it's normal to have 4 or 5 wives?
     
  3. crasianlee

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    That's interesting cause I know a mainlander who does have a sibling, from what I've been told they just pay more in taxes? And this is before this new law that was stated.
     
  4. EvilTofu

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    This new policy has been in the talk for awhile but nothing solid till recently.
    Good news for a lot of people. Let's hope the gov't don't add new regulations and BS to mess with it.
     
  5. ralphrepo

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    In practice, the One Child Policy was never air tight nor was it ever meant to be. Even under the exact standards of the law, ethnic minorities were granted an exemption to have two children. Also, those in rural areas that had agrarian production were often given exemptions too. In addition, those whose first born had congenital defects were allowed to have a second child. And of course, those who were politically or economically connected as often has it, never worry about government rules, simply paying a fine or making a phone call. But, despite these porous rules, the bulk effect of the one child policy was projected to have eliminated 400 million mouths to feed at a time when the nation could least afford a population explosion.