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Nuanced one child policy won’t stop population ageing

BEIJING (AsiaNews): The nuanced readjustment that Beijing made to its long-standing One Child Policy on January 1 last year when it increased the number from one to two, is having a positive effect, the Health and Family Planning Commission reports.

A divisional director of the commission, Yang Wenzhuang, said that statistics show more than 18.46 million babies were born in mainland hospitals in 2016—11.5 per cent more than 2015 and the highest since the record was set in 2000.

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Second child is still penalised

HONG KONG (SE): The nuanced numerical adjustment that the government of the People’s Republic of China made to the One Child Policy on January 1 this year, transforming it into a Two Child Policy, has not eased the burden carried by second children born prior to that date.

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Nuanced numerical adjustment to One Child Policy

HONG KONG (SE): Although hailed as the end of the infamous One Child Policy, the announcement made by Beijing on December 27 that from now on all couples will be allowed to have two children, only constitutes a nuanced numerical adjustment to the old policy, rather than signalling its demise.








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Babies for sale reflect problem of one-child families

 

BEIJING (AsiaNews): The recent arrest of Wang Yiping, the head of a village family planning committee in Anxi county, Fujian province, for selling babies is one of the sad consequences of the One Child Policy in China, AsiaNews reported on January 4.

Wang is being accused of selling a baby to a couple who are believed to have on sold it to another client.

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