China Renounces One-Child Policy
More than 30 years after China imposed its controversial “one-child” policy, Chinese state media reported Thursday that it would be scrapped.
The Xinhua news agency said all couples would be allowed to have two kids.
It cited a communique issued by the ruling Communist Party after a four-day meeting in Beijing to chart the course of the world's second largest economy over the next five years.
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.