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Population and Family Planning Commission

Critic of one-child policy in from cold

Yi Fuxian was trained as a clinic medicine specialist before obtaining a PhD in medicine in the United States, but the Hunan native is better known as a staunch critic of the mainland's one-child policy, or family planning as authorities prefer to call it. 

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 7:32am

No change in birth policy despite scrapping of agency, experts say

The dissolving of the Population and Family Planning Commission as part of Beijing's cabinet shake-up does not herald change in the controversial birth control policy, demographers say.

12 Mar 2013 - 5:09am

New realities drive population policy, experts say

The decision to dissolve the National Population and Family Planning Commission demonstrates changing attitudes about population control after nearly a half of century of successful - if often brutal - efforts to control the mainland's birth rate, population experts said.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:06am

State Council reorganises health and family planning roles in name of efficiency

The functions of the Health Ministry and some of those of the Population and Family Planning Commission will be merged and a new food and drug safety regulator with ministerial-level status formed, the State Council has announced.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:38am