World Bulletin / News Desk
China may be about to propose a major reform to its one-child policy.
An official at China's National Health and Family Planning Commission told Xinhua news agency that the country is currently considering allowing couples to have a second child if at least one of the parents has no siblings. A Chinese economist at Bank of America calculated that such a reform would result in 9.5 million additional births per year.
"Our commission is organizing research on the size, quality, structure and distribution of the population so that we can propose plans to improve the [one-child] policy," National Health and Family Planning Commission spokesman Mao Qun'an told Xinhua.
According to the 21st Century Business Herald, the updated family planning policy could come as early as later this year.Last Mod: 07 Ağustos 2013, 12:44