Thursday, February 28, 2008

China May Dump Their One-child Policy

Once again Youth in Asia is a very controversial topic...

Concern about an aging population has brought about talks in China to scrap their one-child policy.

The world's most populous nation has enforced rules to restrict family size since the 1970s. Regulations vary but usually limit families to one child, or two in the countryside.

The policies were put in place to ease the strain on water, land and other resources. However, the traditional concept of larger families caring for the elderly is one of many reasons the government is contemplating revising the current family planning laws.

China has vowed to slap heavier fines on wealthy citizens who flout these laws, in response to the emergence of an upper class willing to pay standard fines to have more children.

Read the story Reuters' story.

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