State Family Planning Commission

Family Planning Reform: “Two-Child Policy”?

Amid a worsening demographic dilemma, there have been rumors that China’s new leadership might reform the controversial one-child policy. Bloomberg looks at a significant change being considered for vexed family planning...

Backroom Battle Delays One-Child Reform

The merging of China’s Health Ministry and National Population and Family Planning Commission last month added fuel to speculation that the country’s family planning policy is in for an overhaul. But citing “a...

China Unveils Plans for Streamlined Government

China’s State Council has submitted widely-anticipated plans for the restructuring of several government agencies to the National People’s Congress. The seventh such initiative in the past 30 years, the new plan aims...

Civil servants in China must do without – Alexa Olesen

From AP: China ordered civil servants to do without cars, elevators and air conditioning Tuesday as part of an energy-saving awareness campaign. The government targeted its employees with the one-day ban so that they could serve as an example to others, the official China Daily newspaper said, and because they use so much energy: the […]

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