China easing birth limits further to cope with aging society
The ruling party has enforce birth limits since 1980 to restrain population growth but worries the number of working-age people is falling too fast.
A meeting Monday of the ruling party’s Politburo decided “China will introduce major policies and measures to actively deal with the aging population,” the Xinhua News Agency said.
Party leaders “pointed out that further optimizing the fertility policy, implementing the policy of one couple can have three children and supporting measures are conducive to improving China’s population structure,” the report said.
Restrictions that limited most couples to one child were eased in 2015 to allow all to have two. But after a brief rise the following year, the number of births has declined.