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China allows couples to have 3 children


BEIJING: China will support couples who wish to have a third child, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held yesterday.

Implementi­ng the policy and its relevant supporting measures will help improve China’s population structure, actively respond to the aging population, and preserve the country’s human resource advantages, the meeting said.

China has a large population, and the aging of its population has been increasing in extent in recent years, the meeting said.

China in 2013 allowed couples to have a second child if either parent was an only child, and in 2016 allowed married couples to have two children.

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