Breaking News. Chinese government ends controversial one child policy.
Beijing, Oct. 29. The Chinese government ends the one child policy. A brief statement has been released on Xinhua announcing the change. There are no details yet available at which point in time the new policy will be going into affect.
China is also not allowing couples to have any number of children. The new limit is now two children. The Chinese officials change the long running one-child policy into a two-children one.
The complete statement says: "China will allow all couples to have two children, abandoning its decades-long one-child policy, according to a communique issued Thursday by the Communist Party of China (CPC)."
China introduced the one-child policy in the 70s to control population growth. There have been though already exceptions for couples in place to allow for more than one offspring. Couples whose first born is a girl, got permission for a second child.