The latest census data showed that new births in China fell to 12 million last year – the lowest number since the 1960s. Photo: Xinhua The latest census data showed that new births in China fell to 12 million last year – the lowest number since the 1960s. Photo: Xinhua
The latest census data showed that new births in China fell to 12 million last year – the lowest number since the 1960s. Photo: Xinhua

China passes revised law allowing couples to have up to 3 children

  • Amendment approved by top legislative body also includes support measures to encourage people to have bigger families
  • But demographer says it may not be enough to reverse fertility decline and calls for population control to be scrapped

Topic |   China's ageing population
The latest census data showed that new births in China fell to 12 million last year – the lowest number since the 1960s. Photo: Xinhua The latest census data showed that new births in China fell to 12 million last year – the lowest number since the 1960s. Photo: Xinhua
The latest census data showed that new births in China fell to 12 million last year – the lowest number since the 1960s. Photo: Xinhua
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