China’s child policy: What are the new restrictions now that the country’s decades-old one-child policy has been abolished?
CHINESE officials have chosen to abolish decades of population limits, allowing families to ignore the threat of punishment if they have children. What are the new Chinese family rules?
Since the 1980s, China’s policies have reduced population numbers in some way. However, the regulation has presented new issues to the country’s citizens, which authorities are working to address. In the quest to confront a sharp birth decrease, they recently granted unprecedented liberties to Chinese families.
On Tuesday, the People’s Republic of China declared the end of population inspections.
The rule has gone through various versions since its inception in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
China’s central leadership wanted to slow the country’s rapid population increase, which had pushed it close to one billion people at the time.
In the early days, those who disobeyed this edict faced serious punishment, which skewed the country’s gender balance.
Last year, state media reported that regulators fined a family with seven children 718,080 Yuan (£81,506).
Chinese expatriates, such as Ma Jian, have asserted that the program was enforced by the state through abortions and sterilisation.
Male populations have grown by three to four percent greater than female populations in China.
Birth rates have also decreased recently, falling 15% from 2020.
Around 2015, China began to relax its population restrictions.
Families can now have as many children as they want after Tuesday’s announcement.
While China’s official policy is to allow a maximum of three children, families that break the law will not be prosecuted.
The three-child rule was proclaimed by the PRC about two months ago, on May 31.
Since then, Chinese officials have stated that they plan to help expanding families.
China wants to build a policy framework by 2025 that “actively fosters births with better services and reduced costs in childbearing, care, and education,” according to state news agency Xinhua.
Representatives from China’s National Health Commission have met to discuss the country’s remarkable shift in policy.
Yang Wenzhuang, the head of population and fertility affairs, told Xinhua that a “fundamental change” had occurred.
According to him, the national government now wants to grow the population.
“The major goal of adopting the three-child policy and supporting measures is to assist in achieving a suitable fertility rate and promoting long-term and balanced population development,” Mr Wenzhuang explained.
“It is a significant departure from.” Brinkwire Summary News