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China ready to abandon the dogma of the one-child

Un bébé transporté au dos de sa maman, à Yanji, dans la province de Jilin, en Chine.

A baby carried on the back of his mother, in Yanji, Jilin Province, China Photo credit:. GREG BAKER / AFP

The plenum of the Communist Party could encourage couples to have more children, because the population continues to age.

Rumor is growing for days and did flambé the stock price of child care and baby food businesses. Essentially devoted to broad economic guidelines for the next five-year plan, the 5th plenum of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will also address the most burning social problems of the future. The main Chinese leaders, meeting in conclave since Monday, and were preparing to bury the one-child policy, which has become obsolete in an aging China.

The 18th CCP Congress, meeting in plenum should seize a report written by the most influential Chinese demographers who advise the government on family planning. According to Chinese media, the country’s leaders were preparing to adopt a text offering …

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