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For years, the typical on-screen Chinese
family looked something like this: Glowing
parents doting over one precious child.
The taglines drummed it home: "One hope."
"One joy." "One responsibility."
In other words, China s one-child policy was
the family s way to support and help the state.
But, in recent times, the perfect television
family has changed.
In a commercial earlier this year, a boy
begrudgingly shares a toy with his younger sister,
then they all gather together with a large brood
to watch the televised Lunar New Year Gala.
The new message was: Two is better than one.
In the typical fashion of Chinese state media,
the bigger the news, the shorter the article. This
one came in one sentence, just as foreign reporters
were clocking off work. And it started with a
bombshell: "China will allow all couples to have
two children, abandoning its decades-long one-
The decision came after a secretive four day
meeting in a Beijing hotel where senior com-
munist party officials strategised a five-year plan
for the ruling party.
In a country ruled by top-down command
politics, few edicts have been as controversial
or as hated as the one-child policy.
Now, it s being amended to try to save an
ageing and declining workforce.
For about 35 years, the party enforced its policy
on most Chinese to curb population growth,
and to spur the economy.
When the propaganda didn t work, local offi-
cials have resorted to abortions, heavy fines, and
The policy was always a bit of a misnomer
as millions of Chinese weren t restricted to one
child. But it was the urban and often up-and-
coming Chinese families that had to bear the
brunt of the rules.
But even as the party steadily relaxed the
policy, allowing parents, who themselves were
an only child, to have a second child---many
parents came to the realisation that another
bundle of joy wasn t realistic.
In fact, demographers say that the changes
in policy this year have all been too little too
"China has already begun to feel an unfolding
crisis in terms of its population change," Wang
Feng, a professor at Fudan University, said.
"History will look back to see the one-child
policy as one of the most glaring policy mistakes
that China has made in its modern history."
Chinese government officials still maintain
that it was necessary to keep population numbers
down, to allow China s breakneck growth without
an added burden of a population strain. But now
China faces a rapidly graying population.
The government says the country could
become home to the highest elderly population
on the planet in just 15 years, with more than
400 million people over the age of 60.
Researchers say healthcare and social services
will all be burdened by the graying population,
and the world s second largest economy will
struggle to maintain its growth, because there
simply would not be enough workers to push
the economy forward.
The party will be hoping this latest decision
will spark a baby boom. And the stakes couldn t
be higher. (CNN)
China's one-child policy ends
....but is it too little, too late?
China will allow all couples to have two children,
abandoning its decades-long one-child policy.
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