外文标题：China mulling relaxation of one-child policy: Official
BEIJING: Facing a demographic crisis with an ageing population, China is mulling a move to further relax its one-child policy by permitting couples to have a second child if either the husband or wife hails from a one-child family.
According to the current policy, both father and mother must be the only children of their respective families in order to have a second child.
Revealing government's plans to relax the rigidly implanted rule, Mao Qun'an, spokesman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission said China must adhere to the basic state policy of family planning for a long period of time.
The policy, implemented in 1978, restricts urban couples to only one child, while allowing additional children in several cases, including twins, rural couples, ethnic minorities, and couples who are both only-child themselves.
According to last year's report by the China Development Research Foundation, China had about 185 million people above the age of 60, or 13.7 per cent of the population.
The figure is expected to surge to 221 million in 2015, including 51 million "empty nesters," or elderly people whose children no longer live with them.
The report recommended that China should consider adjusting its family planning policy, as structural problems have overtaken excessive growth as the most significant population-related problem.
Several cities, including Shanghai, have already relaxed the norm.
Chen MingZhe (Nanjing,China)
I dont care
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Aalimah (Rampur) replies to Chen MingZhe
Of course!!!!!!!! , , , Why would a Fakistani impostor care for Chinese one Child policy???? , , , , All these Fakistani care about is their career as a Wahhabi-Sunni terrorist , , , ,
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Yang DaWei (Chengdu, China)
This policy should be change to two--chirden policy
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Aalimah (Rampur) replies to Yang DaWei
Of my faking Dragon god , , , , Oh No! , , , , , Dogs in China are an endangered species already , , , What will happen if 2.6 Billion Chinese need dog meat for dinner????? , , , Even all the stray dogs of Asia won't be sufficient for the appetite of 2.6 Billion Chinese , ,, ,, ,
It is always good to have two children.
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VoxPop (Peaceful World)
Shift that policy to India, much needed.
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Pallavi BV (Livewire Wifi)
Coercive population control doesnt work in the long run. Maybe the communists are realising that now
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This policy should be implemented in India immediately excluding religious minorities.:)
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Akbar (UAE) replies to amar
What is your number in the family? commit suicide if you are second or third child of your parents.
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great guy (uk)
The whole world should adopt a one child policy. There are too many people on earth
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Archangel Michael (Olympus)
Why do Indians reproduce so much? India has the largest number of poor people in the world but somehow India thinks it's OK to produce more to add to the poverty! India doesn't have enough jobs or resources for so many people but the government doesn't seem to be bothered about India's population problem.