China to End Family Size Restrictions Under New Civil Code

by admin on September 7, 2018

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In an attempt to boost its population growth, China has removed all references to family planning in its new civil code, essentially putting an end to restrictions on the number of children a couple can have.

The major policy shift will come into effect in 2020, along with many other sweeping changes that will alter the path of the burgeoning Asian economic power.

China’s policy of restricting births has long been a symbol of the country’s lack of freedom and has had serious negative consequences of the demographic makeup of the nation, leading China–the world’s most populous nation by a long shot–to have a shortage of workers and 30 million fewer women than men.

On top of that, a rapidly aging population has China’s pension funds and health care struggling to provide, and Chinese companies are flocking to other countries to make up for labor gaps.

These damning facts have led the single-party government in Beijing to reconsider its birth restrictions entirely in an effort to boost its slowing economy.

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