China family planning: Decades of putting all eggs in one basket

China`s Communist Party leaders have praised their one-child policy for preventing the population from spiralling out of control, but critics say it has spawned decades of forced abortions, infanticide and child trafficking.

Nearly 20,000 couples allowed to have second child in Beijing?

 Nearly 20,000 couples have been allowed to have a second child in Beijing under China's controversial One Child Policy, which was recently modified to meet demographic challenges.

Most Chinese provinces relax one-child policy

China is steadily moving towards easing its once mandatory one-child policy as 29 of the 31 provincial regions in the world`s most populous nation have relaxed the decades-old law, allowing couples to have to have two children if either parent is an only child.

Most Chinese provinces relax one-child policy

The change in policy will allow couples to have a second baby if either parent is an only child, Xinhua reported.

Chinese hospitals to add beds for birth boom

Chinese hospitals would add more beds to cope with an expected baby boom as a result of the country`s loosened one-child policy, an official said Thursday.

Shanghai relaxes one-child policy

Shanghai`s legislature Tuesday passed an amendment to relax the city`s birth control policy, becoming the sixth region in China to allow couples to have a second child if either parent is an only child.

China starts relaxing one-child policy

China began to implement the loosening of its controversial one-child policy today when a province announced it has made it legal for couples to have two children if one parent is an only child.

Highest China fine for violating one-child policy

China fined acclaimed film director Zhang Yimou 7.5 million yuan ($1.24 million / £753,340 pounds) on Thursday for having three children in violation of its country`s strict one-child policy.

China eases one-child policy, does away with labor camps

China Saturday formally adopted a reform of its one-child policy to allow couples to have two children if either parent is an only child, state media reported.

Beijing may relax birth policy in 2014

Beijing has started to examine a draft to relax the more than 30-year-old one-child policy, authorities said Friday.

China to ease one-child per couple family planning policy

China initiated steps to "adjust" its `one-child` family planning policy to address serious demographic challenges and allow millions of couples to have 2 children in the world`s most populous nation.

China in no rush to relax one-child policy

The move comes as the Communist Party of China is set to relax the one-child policy in the country.

Easing one-child policy no big deal: Chinese official

A senior official from China`s family planning authority said Saturday that easing the one-child policy will not put much pressure on food supplies or public services.

China to ease controversial one-child policy

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 continue with controversial one-child policy

China has shot down speculations that country`s new leadership may ease up on the controversial one-child policy.

`China fines parents of Hong Kong-born 2nd child`

China introduced its one-child policy in 1979 to limit births in the world`s most populous nation.

Experts challenge China`s 1-child population claim

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

China wants `one-child` compensation over NZ quake

Seven Chinese students have been identified among the 166 deaths in quake.

China`s population rises to 1.34 billion

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

Sacked Chinese professor challenges one-child policy

A Chinese law professor, who was
fired last year after his wife gave birth to their second child, has filed a lawsuit challenging the controversial one-child policy.