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2018-10-23. China to Abandon Population Target as Birth Policies Loosen.

posted Oct 25, 2018, 3:34 PM by Alan Gould
By Bloomberg News. [https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-24/china-to-abandon-population-target-as-birth-policies-loosen] For GSS Population Growth chapter 6. Excerpt: China won’t set a population target in the future and give people more freedom around childbirth, a health official said, in the next step a gradual loosening of decades of tight population-control policies. A senior official overseeing birth policy explained the changes last week to a United Nations conference held in Beijing, Chinese media Caixin reported Tuesday, without elaborating. Wei Yunpeng, deputy director of the Population Monitoring and Family Development Division of the National Health Commission, was speaking at a conference hosted by his administration and the United Nations Population Fund. Wei’s comments are the latest sign that the government is moving to end decades of restrictive birth-control policies, fueling speculation that China may announce removing birth limits at an upcoming meeting of the Communist Party Central Committee. Parliament removed “family planning” policies from the latest draft of a revised civil code slated for adoption in 2020, another signal that the policy is being eliminated....