Friday, 30 October 2015
China ends one-child policy,to allow 2 children per couple
The one -child policy was imposed by Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese leader in late 1979 and couples who break the family planning laws face losing their jobs and being fined. In some cases, mothers have been forced to abort their babies or be sterilized.
According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission, which enforces the policy,
Abolishing the one-child policy would “increase labor supply and ease pressures from an aging population,”“This will benefit sustained and healthy economic development,” the commission said.