China says each couple can have three children, in change of policy

Published On: May 31, 2021 01:12 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING, May 31: China announced on Monday that each couple would be permitted to have up to three children, a major policy shift from the existing limit of two children, after census data showed a dramatic decline in births. 

The policy change was approved during a politburo meeting on Monday chaired by President Xi Jinping, the official news agency Xinhua reported, without saying when the change takes effect.

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