China formally ends one-child policy
Oct.29, Beijing: China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy, according to local news reports.
All couples will now be allowed to have two children, Xinhua news agency said, citing a statement from the Communist Party.
The controversial policy was introduced nationally in 1979, to reduce the country's birth rate and slow the population growth rate.
However, the policy led to concerns over China's ageing population, local news reported.
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