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China May Soon Reform Its One-Child Policy

BY RELEVANT CURRENT April 09, 2013

According to Reuters, officials in China are debating loosening or reforming the nation’s one-child policy. The controversial law makes it illegal in most parts of the country for couples to have more than one child, leading to forced abortions, a skewed gender ratio in the population (because of a cultural preference for sons) and, some economists argue, a dwindling workforce. Though many analysts believe that China will soon move to institute a two-child policy, among top government advisors, there is still much division surrounding the law …

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