At Last! China Ends One Child Policy, Parents Can Now Have Two Children

at 29-10-2015 05:08PM (4 years ago)

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China have announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy today, with official state media confirming that all couples will now be allowed to have two children. A communique was issued by the ruling Communist Party following a four-day meeting in Beijing to chart the country's plans for the next five years. Despite being the world's second largest economy after the US, there have been growing concerns over China's ageing population since the one child policy was introduced in 1980.  The radical family planning policy was adopted to reduce the country's high birth rate. The policy restricted most couples to only a single offspring, and for years authorities argued that it was a key contributor to China's economic boom. But after years of strict, sometimes brutal enforcement by a dedicated government commission, China's population - the world's largest - is now ageing rapidly, gender imbalances are severe, and its workforce is shrinking.

winace at 29-10-2015 05:55PM (4 years ago)
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Dats a good development for them.
dickieponga at 29-10-2015 06:04PM (4 years ago)
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Besides too many females so dey need a lot of males...
angesco at 29-10-2015 06:11PM (4 years ago)
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At least they are contributing into the world food basket.

They have reassessed their situation, made the needed changes and moved on.
elchymo at 29-10-2015 06:58PM (4 years ago)
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No wonder them dey look for guys wey fit act mojo. Dickieponga I know say u dey equal to the task.. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
osarobo62 at 29-10-2015 09:29PM (4 years ago)
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it's time Nigeria adopt her own 1 man, 3 children policy to curb our exploding population.
AmazingMarie at 29-10-2015 10:22PM (4 years ago)
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where there is population restriction they are set on the path of going extinct
AmazingMarie at 29-10-2015 10:24PM (4 years ago)
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another thing will also crop up gender imbalance as in too many men fewer women or vice versa
AmazingMarie at 29-10-2015 10:27PM (4 years ago)
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China has done the best thing and revisited their policy. if it were Nigeria the policy will be there till thy kingdom come
AmazingMarie at 29-10-2015 10:28PM (4 years ago)
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China has done the best thing and revisited their policy. if it were Nigeria the policy will be there till thy kingdom come until US or UK come to tell to change it.
stella1981 at 29-10-2015 10:43PM (4 years ago)
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Good one
abcdqwer at 30-10-2015 01:56AM (4 years ago)
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They made the rule when China was very poor. Now that they are the second largest economy they can have more children as they now have money.
morgrawl231 at 30-10-2015 05:40AM (4 years ago)
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Chinese are great people by controlling their population and economy...
oyericho at 30-10-2015 03:12PM (4 years ago)
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Victory at last Grin
gogoman at 30-10-2015 04:41PM (4 years ago)
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oya begin to dey born!!
Trueyarn at 31-10-2015 08:26PM (4 years ago)
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Nah now more Jet-li and bruce lee wan take over,but hope they would be able to control this?becos the population wey I dey see here pass be careful,I so much love this country call china.they make my account smile everyday.