China Ponders Easing Rules On One Child

BEIJING — China is considering a relaxation of its strict family-planning polices, which limit most urban couples to having only one child, a senior official said, although the government is deliberating the issue and is a long way from a final decision.

China’s family-planning policies were launched in 1973, in response to a wave of births that threatened to send population growth out of control. China’s birthrate had soared during the Cultural Revolution, reaching as high as 5.8 children a couple and creating worries of strains on the country’s limited water, food and energy resources. (Read more at WSJ: link)

I guessing the Olympics has nothing to do with this “consideration”. ~PAK



~ by pakeener on March 1, 2008.

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