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China allows couples to have three children - State media

Monday May 31 2021
China

China has further relaxed its family planning policy to allow couples to have a maximum of three children after a recent census showed its population is rapidly ageing, state media Xinhua reported Monday.



"To actively respond to the ageing of the population... a couple can have three children," Xinhua said, citing a Monday meeting of China's elite Politburo leadership committee hosted by President Xi Jinping.



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