China to Ease One Child Policy and End Labor Camp Program
China's official government news agency announced Friday that the county will be loosening its controversial One Child Policy, as well as end its equally controversial re-education through labor program. These announcements come after top communist leaders met in Beijing for four days of closed meetings to design the country's future over the next 10 years.
The new policy reached by communist officials will allow families in which one parent is an only child to have two children, the country's official Xinhua News Agency said in a policy document released Friday. The previous policy only allowed two children per family if both parents were only children. The country's controversial One Child Policy was enacted in 1979 as a method of population control, but critics stipulate that as the country seeks to move ahead economically, it may have chosen to loosen its policy to allow a population surplus....
China may be loosing up, because they see what happens when they have shortage of workers, such as Japan is suffering now, and China will in the future. I was looking for the statistics, but I did find this article only hours old, [URL=http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/19/us-china-reform-child-idUSBRE9AI09B20131119]]]China says on path to eventually scrap one-child policy[/URL].