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The fertility rate in the world’s populous nation currently stands at 1.3 which is beneath the levels needed to maintain a stable population, the latest data showed. In picture - A woman plays with a child in Beijing.(AP)

Explained: China’s family planning laws over the years

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 11:30 PM IST
As China relaxes its family planning rules, here is a look at the previous laws in place regarding the issue and how they have changed over the years.
The working-age population will fall from three-quarters of the total in 2011 to just above half by 2050. REUTERS/Aly Song(REUTERS)
The working-age population will fall from three-quarters of the total in 2011 to just above half by 2050. REUTERS/Aly Song(REUTERS)

China loses workers as its 1.4B people age

AP | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 03:17 PM IST
  • The population of potential workers aged 15 to 59 fell to 894 million last year, the National Bureau of Statistics reported.
Pedestrians and a child wearing a child harness walks along a pedestrian shopping area in Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)
Pedestrians and a child wearing a child harness walks along a pedestrian shopping area in Shanghai, China.(Bloomberg)

China considering ending birth limits as soon as 2018 to help economy: Report

Bloomberg News | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 01:09 PM IST
Population-control policy will allow people to decide how many children to have and it would close the book on one of the largest social experiments in human history.
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