China is trying to turn around a declining birth rate, but the cost of raising children could deter people from having bigger families. Photo: Xinhua China is trying to turn around a declining birth rate, but the cost of raising children could deter people from having bigger families. Photo: Xinhua
China is trying to turn around a declining birth rate, but the cost of raising children could deter people from having bigger families. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese city offers subsidies to encourage families to have more children

  • Couples in Panzhihua, Sichuan province, will be able to claim a monthly allowance of US$77 for second and third children
  • It comes after Premier Li Keqiang pledges to ease the burden of childcare, saying population issue is ‘crucial’ to nation’s development

Topic |   China's ageing population
China is trying to turn around a declining birth rate, but the cost of raising children could deter people from having bigger families. Photo: Xinhua China is trying to turn around a declining birth rate, but the cost of raising children could deter people from having bigger families. Photo: Xinhua
China is trying to turn around a declining birth rate, but the cost of raising children could deter people from having bigger families. Photo: Xinhua
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