There are signs China may be set to abandon its decades-long policy of birth restrictions. Photo: Xinhua There are signs China may be set to abandon its decades-long policy of birth restrictions. Photo: Xinhua
There are signs China may be set to abandon its decades-long policy of birth restrictions. Photo: Xinhua

China birth rate: Beijing vows to be ‘inclusive’, will stop punishing people for having too many babies

  • Reference to ‘family planning’ was dropped from the 14th five-year plan, an omission researchers say shows China is letting its controversial birth restrictions fade out
  • Last year, the number of newborns in China sank to the lowest level since the Great Chinese Famine six decades ago and its population is rapidly ageing

Topic |   China economy
There are signs China may be set to abandon its decades-long policy of birth restrictions. Photo: Xinhua There are signs China may be set to abandon its decades-long policy of birth restrictions. Photo: Xinhua
There are signs China may be set to abandon its decades-long policy of birth restrictions. Photo: Xinhua
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