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  1. News - China - FAMILY PLANNING

    Zhejiang becomes first Chinese province to relax one-child rule

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:51am by Jing Li

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Zhejiang first to relax one-child rule Zhejiang has become the first mainland province to relax the one-child policy rule, state media reported yesterday. Couples ... will not lead to new social problems," said Yuan, noting state incentives for couples who followed the one-child rule.   ...

  2. News - China - CELEBRITY

    China slaps largest one-child policy fine, 7.5 million yuan, against director Zhang Yimou

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 07:18pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... "social maintenance fees", of almost 7.49 million yuan, for the violation. This would be the largest fine handed down against any Chinese family since the one-child policy was introduced ... of the ridiculous one-child policy.  The bureau said it had sent nine investigation teams to several provinces and cities for an extensive investigation, as Zhang and his wife had not lived in Wuxi ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's revised one-child policy still enables discrimination against girls

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 06:18pm by MENGDI LIN

    ... Mengdi Lin Mengdi Lin says Beijing should scrap the one-child policy, not just ease restrictions Birth quotas and Chinese patriarchy still a lethal combination for baby girls When ... China for the United States soon after that, these memories are still engraved in my mind. People were, and still are, constantly coerced by the one-child policy. Recently, the government has ...

  4. News - China

    China’s one child policy change set for Q1 2014

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 10:23am by Reuters

    ... one-child policy in close to three decades. The move is part of a plan to raise fertility rates and ease the financial burden of China’s rapidly ageing population.. Authorities are in the process ... cent of the population, has averted 400 million births since 1980. Video: What do Chinese think of easing of one-child policy ...

  5. News - China

    China legislators vote to end labour camps, back change to one-child policy

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 11:11pm by AFP

    ... parliament, the National People’s Congress, also supported the easing of another unpopular decades-old policy – the one-child limit. The ruling Communist Party had announced the long-sought changes ... of the one-child policy, which was imposed more than three decades ago to prevent overpopulation. This would allow couples where either parent has no siblings to have two children. Watch: What do Chinese ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The tipping point for Beijing's one-child policy

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:21am

    ... SCMP Editorial Tipping point for one-child policy Demographics prompted relaxation of Beijing's one-child policy where decades of international criticism made no difference. ... the country's economic miracle had brought forward the one-child policy's use-by date. Significantly, within months, it became evident that public discussion of the policy was no longer taboo. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Shanghai parents react coolly to relaxation of one-child policy

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 04:57am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren Planners may be disappointed as many couples say they cannot afford another mouth to feed Shanghai parents balk at second child Despite the relaxation of the one-child policy ... that relaxing the one-child policy would help cushion the impacts of a rapidly ageing population. According to the Shanghai Research Centre on Ageing, the number of people aged 60 or more in the city ...

  8. News - China

    Easing of one-child policy may not result in baby boom

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 04:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Don’t expect a new Chinese baby boom, experts say, despite the first easing of the country’s strict one-child policy in three decades. Some 15 million to 20 ... on basic public services. Some demographers, however, have argued that even a reversal of the one-child policy would not result in a spike in births because of fundamental changes in the public’s ...

  9. News - China

    New law unlikely to persuade many mainland mums to have second child

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:45pm by Bloomberg

    ... of one-child policy? Many baby goods cost more in China than they do in the US, partly because of Chinese parents' willingness to spend on their only progeny. Beijing introduced the one-child ... that come with big families were once seen as a bonus, attitudes are changing. Wu Dehui, 52, an asparagus farmer from Anhui province, says the eldest of his three sons chose to stop at one child ...

  10. News - China - DEMOGRAPHICS

    Relaxing one-child policy will create near-term baby boom but real benefits will take years to see

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:09am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Allowing more couples to have a second child will create baby boom in the short term, but greater benefits will take years to materialise One-child rule relaxation to change society Relaxing the one-child policy will see a small baby boom in the near future, but long-term benefits including alleviating the ageing problem probably might ...




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