Population and Family Planning Commission

Critic of one-child policy in from cold

Yi Fuxian

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

Cai Fang

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

Axing of family planning commission reflects changing attitudes about population control, population experts said. Photo: Reuters

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

Huang Jiefu. Photo: Sam Song

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