China's two-child policy

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Following years of population control, PR China looks to implement an expansive policy that will allow parents to have more than one child.

China is the most populous country today but it has managed to control the population growth by the virtue of the one child policy. China was a ticking time bomb back in the sixties and seventies. After China became relatively stable in the post World War II era, when a hundred years of civil wars, unrests and epidemics had become a thing of the past, there was a boom in its population. It wasn’t much different from how the populations boomed in Europe and Americas but the troubling reality was that China had a huge population to begin with.

The suffering caused by China's one child policy https://youtu.be/H4OWJlyaHt0

Faced with the complicated domestic and international situation, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council lead the people of all nationalities of China to thoroughly implement the spirit of the 18th Party Congress, uphold the general tone of “moving forward while maintaining stability”, adhere to the guideline of “the macro policy should be stable, micro policy be flexible and social policy support the bottom line” while maintaining steady growth, adjusting economic structure and forging ahead with reform, and actively make explorations and innovations of macro-control means, as a result, the national economic and social development realized stabilized and accelerated development and achieved a good start.

http://www.stats.gov.cn/english/PressRelease/201402/t20140224_515103.html

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