China: No easing of one-child policy in near future

From The China Daily:

China on Thursday said it will expand aid to rural couples with only one child to promote family planning, but will not ease its three-decade-old one-child policy to limit population growth.

China limits most couples to one child, but lets some poor couples have a second child if the first is a girl.

Rural Chinese families depend on their offspring to support them in old age, and have traditionally valued sons over daughters for their earning power.

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