Jan 21, 2016 04:30 PM

China Should Scrap All Family-Planning Rules

China's number of newborns dropped by 320,000 or nearly 2 percent year-on-year in 2015, the National Bureau of Statistics said on January 19.

This is particularly shocking because the drop came after the government eased the one-child policy, which family planning officials said would lead to something of a baby boom. The change to the policy, which allowed couples in which either was an only child to have a second baby, came into effect at the beginning of 2014.

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