CHINA China to revise family planning law for third child


China to revise family planning law for third child


20:18, July 20, 2021

BEIJING, July 20 (Xinhua) -- China will revise the law on population and family planning to legitimize the three-child policy, said a key document released Tuesday.

He Xin (L), a mother of two children, enjoys her period of confinement in a postnatal confinement center in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui Province, Dec. 2, 2017. (File Photo: Xinhua)

The country will allow a couple to have three children, according to the decision by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.

The government will no longer charge a fine for couples who violate the family planning law to have more children than they are allowed, the document said.

How many children an individual has will no longer be a reference when he or she registers for a household account, enrolls in school, and applies for a job, the document said.

China will improve the public services related to family planning, particularly for children's upbringing, care of the elderly, and enhance demographic surveillance and forecasts.

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