Saturday, April 21, 2007

"Only" Children in China Allowed to Have More Kids

I must say, I'd never heard of this loophole in the one-child policy.

China faces baby boom
CHINA is facing a minor baby boom and paradoxically it all comes down to a special rule in the nation's draconian one-child policy, state media reported yesterday.

Limits on the number of children couples are allowed were introduced in 1979 to control the Chinese population.

But the Xinhua news agency reported that one of the law's rules said couples in which both man and wife were raised as single children are now authorised to have two babies.

As the one-child policy was implemented nearly 30 years ago, many present day urban Chinese of child-bearing age fall into that category.

"There will be an increase in births in coming years," Xinhua reported, citing Zhang Weiqing, director of the State Population and Family Planning Commission.


Blogger Emma said...

Hey, I've been working on a new post about this very thing..! It's something that not many people seem to know about, and I haven't seen discussed within the china adoption community yet, but I think it has huge implications on the number of abandoned babies etc.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Ray said...

We'll see. Things are changing so fast it's hard to keep up with all the variables.

6:44 PM  

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