China’s one child policy expires

A Chinese city once extolled for being its success in executing China’s provocative one-child policy, is now wiles its members of communalist party to have a second child, as the rule was scuffled at the beginning of the year.

“Young comrades should start from themselves, while elderly comrades should educate and supervise their own children,” the health and family planning commission of Yichang in central Hubei province, said in a public letter on its website.

All the communalist party members and Youth League members were addressed in this vary letter who works for the government or in public interest.

As the city now has 4 million residents youth is addressed and encouraged to have a second child. And those who are not that young to have another child should encourage and teach their child to have two offspring when the time comes.


The letter also encourages to promote the benefits of having two children and it also addresses the issues regarding to the risks of having only one child.

This move of the government came after four dacades after Deng Xiaoping called on having only one child rule.

The one-child strategy was carried out across the country in the late 1970s, and in 2010, Yichang was glorified as a nationwide example for its exacting methods in keeping new births in control. But now as the times are changing, the city have a birth rate of less than one child per woman which can be considered as the lowest fertility rate in the world.

“If such phenomenon continues, this would bring extremely high risk and harm to the economic and social development as well as happiness of the families in the city,” the letter stated. “A direct consequence is a risky one-child family, ageing society, labor shortage and lagging urbanization.”

China’s one-child policy was canceled completely at the beginning of this year to permit all youth to have two offspring, after a facilitation of the rule in late 2013 accomplished only narrow results.

The 2013 recreation of the policy allowed more families to have two offspring when the couples met definite conditions, but young Chinese youth still favored having just one kid. New births in 2015 actually dropped by 320,000 from 2014, giving official statistics.

With the withdrawal of the one-child policy this year, many regional establishments who had formerly been aloof to new births are now encouraging youth to have a second child.


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