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China to ease controversial one-child policy

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 19:42

China, the world`s most populous nation, will relax its controversial decades-long one-child population policy which restricted most couples to have only a single child, the ruling Communist Party announced on Friday.

China to improve population policy based on actual conditions

Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 14:22

China will gradually improve the country’s population policy in accordance with its actual conditions, a spokesman for the country’s family planning authority said Friday.

China under pressure to cover costs of ageing population

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 19:13

China will face financial pressure in the future to cover its growing population of old people with its social insurance funds, a senior government official said on Monday.

China under pressure to cover costs of ageing population

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 18:46

The number will increase by 10 million every year until 2025, making it the fastest increase in Chinese history.

China to maintain family planning policy

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 10:59

China will not change the basis of its one-child policy, despite the recent decision to merge the health ministry with the commission formed to monitor demographic indexes, a senior official said.

China's cheap labour force down by 3.45 million in 2012

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 14:29

The working-age population in China decreased by 3.45 million to 937.27 million in 2012 from a year earlier, according to data released by China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday.

China to have 600 mn middle-class people by 2020

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 17:54

China is the world's most populous country, with a population of 1.3 billion.

`Change China`s one-child policy to avert demographic crisis`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 14:40

As China headed for once-in-a-decade leadership change, pressure mounted on the ruling Communist Party to change its one-child policy.

China's urban population outnumbers rural

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 13:01

The number of people living in cities for the first time exceeded those living in the rural areas by the end of last year, the China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

Experts challenge China`s 1-child population claim

Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 13:41

Many demographers deny that China`s one-child policy curbed 400 million births.

China`s population rises to 1.34 billion

Last Updated: Monday, February 28, 2011, 16:34

Leading experts suggest China may relax its generation-old one-child policy.

Population set to cross 100 million in Chinese province

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 14:26

Henan is set to become first province in China with more than 100 million people later this month, giving it a population size similar to the Philippines.