Expert: China should fully relax second child policy

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China's One child policy

China has relaxed its one child policy for more than a year, but surprisingly few couples are choosing to have a second child. Some experts are calling for an accelerated disposal of restrictions on a second child, warning that the country’s birthrate is moving towards a dangerously low level. Wu Guoxiu spoke to an expert from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to get some insight into the issue.

Expert: China should fully relax second child policy

Expert: China should fully relax second child policy

hina has relaxed its one child policy for more than a year, but surprisingly few couples are choosing to have a second child. Some experts are calling for an accelerated disposal of restrictions on a second child, warning that the country's birthrate is moving towards a dangerously low level.

Highlights:

  • A poll taken in five Chinese provinces, including Beijing, shows over 30 percent of Chinese people said they would not have a second child.
  • Across China only one million eligible families applied to have a second child under a newly relaxed policy.
  • A report from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences says the fertility rate in China is at a dangerously low level.