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China Could Ease One-Child Policy By Year-End


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Cal
- 369 days ago - cnbc.com
Beijing may relax the country's one-child policy by the end of 2013, say China watchers, following local media reports in the recent days that the government is mulling changes to its highly unpopular restriction



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Comments

Natasha Salgado (518)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:28 am
Totally disappointing...and a mistake. Thx Cal
 

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:43 am
noted & shared
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 8:29 am
Having a first born girl "taken away" had been an open secret for decades. The killing of dogs is one thing, having your own child killed or sold so you can "try" for a boy is another.
By lifting this ban, yes, thousands of female babies can possible be spared- as long as the second isn't also a girl...
Chinese morality aside, this order was put into place because of China's sheer inability (understandable) to deal with then nearly a billion people. Even with the one Child law, this number exceeded a billion many years ago. There was a recent posting on the situation in Beijing where people are almost literally living on top of each other.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 12:50 pm
Noted.
 

GGmaSheila D. (149)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 3:51 pm
Read and noted...now if China can clean up its air pollution...Thanks.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 4:18 pm
Thanks Cal--fascinating post.
 

marie tc (166)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 5:22 pm
I know about six Chinese living and studying in London all have brothers and sisters you can pay to have more children in China also in the countryside they often have big families.
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:29 am
Having an ageing population is putting pressure on labor supply in the country, but a greater population growth will put pressure on all resources, including food. China is already buying up large pieces of agricultural land in Africa from which the dirt farmers 'owning' the land are mercilessly thrown and is engaged behind the screens in oil-wars in North-Africa. Further population growth will lead to an even greater expansion drive in China.
 

Melania Padilla (174)
Friday August 16, 2013, 3:18 pm
No no no!! This is so sad ;(
 

John S. (300)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:33 am
Noted, but the “one-child policy” is not, however, as simple as it sounds. The restrictions are enforced more strictly in the cities than elsewhere, with exemptions for minority ethnic groups and some rural families. A strict enforcement would have had a bigger impact, but I really have to question why each generation needs more people to support the elders, this sounds like a giant Ponzi scheme.
 

Ann B. (140)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:59 pm
no no no no.....
 
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