China decides to end remaining 1-child policy, allowing all couples to have 2 children

by  |  published on October 30, 2015

China’s ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that it will abolish the country’s decades-old one-child policy and allow all couples to have two children, removing remaining restrictions that limited many urban couples to only one, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The move to allow all couples to have two children was “to improve the balanced development of population” and to deal with an aging population, Xinhua said on its microblog.

Citigroup researchers said they expected a 5 to 10 percent rise in Chinese births, according to The Associated Press.

The widely unpopular policy was first introduced in 1979 as a temporary measure to curb a surging population and limit demands for water and other resources. It was long considered one of the party’s most onerous intrusions into family life.

  • reagangs

    Before Mao’s China (and their big brother, the former USSR) was “put in their place” by America (and at one time a healthy UN), during the Korean conflict (the hidden war) and the SE Asia Conflict (the Viet Nam war), China had a no limit on child births, preferably male, in order to maintain a sizable communist army for the “Peoples Republic of China” (tongue in cheek with the use of “republic” ). They also had the same policy for all of those under their commie control. Along with the USSR, they needed a strong young army in order to drive their communist ideology across the World (Cuba, half of South and Central America, Africa, SE Asia and Indonesia …..).

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