China abandons one-child policy

By Ella Wong, October 29, 2015

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This just in from Xinhua, China has decided to abolish the decades-old one-child policy. From here on out, Chinese couples are free to go forth and procreate!! (Minor caveat: they’ll have to stop at two, though).  

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As we noted earlier this week, China’s rapidly aging population has led several of the nation's top think tanks to urge the government to relax the policy, first introduced in 1978 to control the nation’s booming population. Currently, 16 out of every 100 Chinese citizens are over the age of 60, predicted to rise to 40 out of 100 in the next few years.

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