China on Thursday has to decided to drop it’s one-child policy and allow couples to have two children.
In direct response to China’s aging population, the country has developed a five year plan which begins next year.
Chinese radio news reported that government officials have decided to “improve the demographic development strategy, and to comprehensively implement a policy that couples can have two children, actively taking steps to counter the aging of the population”.
Activists said that although the new policy is welcomed many people will be deterred from child-rearing because of the economic pressure in China. It is simply too expensive to have children.