In China some families allowed second child
Members of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on December 28 adopted a resolution that eases the demographic policy.
Now, families are allowed to have a second child if at least one of the parents is the only child themselves.
According to the previously existing Chinese law, such rights had only those families where both parents were the only children in their families.
Local media note that to date, this has led to aging population in China. In addition, such policy led to a discontent of a significant part of Chinese society.
China’s “one family — one child” program was introduced in 1979 due to overpopulation; the country introduced a law banning families from having more than one child.