The Chinese government announced this Monday that it would allow couples to have up to three children. This is a change in their strict birth policy aimed at responding to “the aging of the population” of the Asian giant.
The decision was adopted by the Political Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which stressed that the goals include “improving the population structure” and “maintaining the benefits of human resources in the country,” according to the agency reported by China Xinhua News.
He stressed that “the guidelines for childbirth will be improved” and that “a guideline will be introduced to allow couples to have three children, along with support measures”. The CCP has also spoken out in favor of postponing the retirement date.
The National Bureau of Statistics of China has stated that twelve million people were born in 2020, down from 14.6 million in 2019, with a decrease to 1.3 children per woman, according to The South China Morning newspaper Post “has collected.
The Chinese authorities have reformed their strict childbirth policies in recent years, preventing families from having more than one child for years. In 2016, couples were authorized to have a second child.