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.
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