Posted Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at 2:52 PM
Facing a rapidly aging population, China is considering easing its one-child policy.
The strict policy has been in place since 1979, looking to curb population growth in a country that has reached 1.34 billion people. The new proposals allow for couples in urban areas to have a second child, even if both parents themselves have siblings. Currently, couples who are only children are allowed a second child, though the restrictions in rural areas are a bit looser.