The new decision is a response to China’s deepening ageing problem and aims to improve the country’s population structure in the future.
For the majority of Chinese couples, it will be the first time that they will be legally allowed to have three children.
During the period when China strictly implemented the one-child policy – from the late 1970s to 2016 – only couples from minority ethnicities were allowed more than one child.
The decision to allow three children every family is a response to China’s deepening ageing problem and aims to improve the country’s population structure in the future.
It was taken at a meeting of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee’s powerful Politburo, chaired by President and party general secretary, Xi Jinping, on Monday.
According to state media reports, the meeting decided that it was necessary to allow couples to have three children to help improve China’s population structure, implement the strategy to actively respond to an ageing population and maintain the country’s population dividend.
News Source : Hindustan Times