No date set for chang­ing one-child pol­icy

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China has no timetable for cre­at­ing a com­pre­hen­sive two-child pol­icy and will stick with the cur­rent pol­icy for the fore­see­able fu­ture, the head of the Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion said.

Li Bin made the re­mark at a news con­fer­ence last week on the side­lines of the an­nual ses­sion of the Na­tional People’s Congress.

Li’s com­ment was her first of­fi­cial state­ment on the is­sue since China re­laxed its four-decade­old one-child pol­icy in Novem­ber. The re­vised pol­icy al­lows cou­ples to have a sec­ond child if one spouse is an only child. Pre­vi­ously, both spouses had to be an only child.

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