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Aug 29, 2018 07:02 PM
POLITICS & LAW

China Moves Closer Toward Lifting Birth Restrictions

A pair of young siblings pose for a photo at the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Photo: IC
A pair of young siblings pose for a photo at the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Photo: IC

The Chinese government has once again signaled that it might end decades-old birth limits that have led to a rapid aging of its population.

A draft civil code currently being discussed by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) has removed any mention of family planning from marriage and adoption laws, suggesting that the central government is considering lifting restrictions on childbirth.

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