China Announces a Three-Child Policy

The move is the Communist Party’s latest attempt to reverse declining birthrates as a demographic crisis looms.,


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China’s ruling Communist Party said on Monday that it would allow all couples to have three children, ending a two-child policy that has failed to boost the country’s declining birthrates or address an impending demographic crisis.

The party made the announcement after a meeting by the Politburo, its top decision-making body. It said the decision would “help improve our country’s population structure and help implement a national strategy to actively respond to the aging population.”

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