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# One Child Policy

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China's two-child policy has led to 5.4 million extra births, fewer than the government hoped
The country operated a strict one-child policy from 1979 to 2015.
Condom stocks fall in China but a boost for nappies, strollers and baby formula
The end of the one-child policy is having an interesting fallout.
China is allowing people have more than one child
Couples will now be allowed two children.
A Chinese woman is being told to have an abortion or she will be fired
The woman is five months pregnant.
A lot of Chinese couples don't want a second child after all
The government relaxed its strict ‘one child’ policy last year, but fewer couples took advantage of it than expected.
China eases its one-child policy and abolishes labour camps
China argues its one-child limit kept population growth in check and supported the country’s rapid development that has seen it soar from mass poverty to become the world’s second-largest economy.
'House of Flying Daggers' director sued for having too many children
Zhang Yimou is being sued by two lawyers for breaking China’s one-child policy.
China to relax one-child policy, abolish labour camps
A raft of reforms announced today also included reductions on the application of the death penalty.
China passes law 'forcing' children to visit their parents
Experts are unclear about the measures will be enforced or how often visits are required.
330 million abortions carried out in China since 1971
China says that its one child policy introduced int he early 1980s has prevented overpopulation and boosted economic development.
Concern in China over number of single males
Even worse, these men – dubbed “bare branches” – are deemed to represent a danger to social stability.
China's 'One Child' policy produces more risk-averse adults: study
Australian studies have concluded that children born in China’s sibling-free culture are less risky and less entrepreneurial.
China busts trafficking ring, 89 children rescued
Chinese police have rescued 89 children and arrested 355 suspects after busting a series of child trafficking rings. Police are now searching for their parents.
Scores of kidnapped children freed from Chinese traffickers
Babies were being auctioned to the highest bidder for as much as €6,000, according to reports.
China on verge of abandoning famous 'one child' rule
The country’s famous birth control policy – where families are only permitted to have one child or face fines – could be repealed.