Caixin
Mar 12, 2018 06:12 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

No Easing of Two-Child Policy, Official Says

Women and children walk through a park in Beijing on June 1. Photo: IC
Women and children walk through a park in Beijing on June 1. Photo: IC

China does not plan to further ease family planning policies, despite the less-than-enthusiastic response to a loosening of rules in 2016, as couples continue to worry about the high costs of parenting and a lack of child care facilities in the country, according to a senior official who oversees the policy.

Policymakers are set to review the two-child policy, which was introduced in 2016, before making any further changes to family planning guidelines, Wang Peian, a deputy director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, told Caixin on the sidelines of China’s annual political meetings in Beijing.

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