BEIJING – The autonomous Communist Party of China will ease birth restrictions. So that every couple has three children instead of two. to meet the growing age of the population The state news agency said on Monday.
The announcement came after census data showed China’s working-age population has declined over the past decade. As the number of people over the age of 65 is increasing, stress is on the economy and society.
The ruling party enforced birth restrictions since 1980 to curb population growth. But worried that the number of people of working age will decrease too quickly.
The US birth rate has dropped to its lowest point in the IN century.
The ruling party’s Politburo meeting on Monday decided that “China will introduce important policies and measures to to actively deal with the aging population,” Xinhua news agency said.
The party leader “suggests that the adjustment of the reproductive policy is more appropriate. The policy implementation of one couple can have three children and support measures will facilitate the improvement of China’s population structure,” the report said.
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The restrictions that restrict most couples to only one child were eased in 2015 to allow everyone to have two. But after a short increase, the following year the number of births decreased.