One Child Policy Current Affairs, GK & News

China’s Record-low Birth rate

As per official data, birth rate in China declined to a record low in 2021, as analysts are warning over faster-than-expected ageing in the country. Key Points According to analysts, faster-than-expected ageing would deepen economic growth concerns. China has already been grappling with a threatening demographic crisis with rapidly ageing workforce, weakest population growth in ..

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China approves Three-Child Policy

National legislature of China formally endorsed the three-child policy that was mooted by ruling Communist Party. Key points According to the Chinese officials, one-child policy that was implemented for over three decades has prevented around 400 million births. Third child policy is a major policy shift which is aimed at preventing a steep decline in ..

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China’s Feat in Maternal and Child Survival Rates

Lancet report along with China’s health research institutions and international colleagues from US, UK and Australia have reported on country’s progress with respect to maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health and nutrition since 1949. Highlights According to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), in 70 years China had made a significant  transition from “where survival of ..

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China population grew at 0.53%

The annual population of China has slowed during the decade. This has put the demographic dividend of the country at risk. Outcomes of the Census The annual population growth of China was at 0.53% in 2020 census. It was 0.57% in 2010 census. The rate of population increase was the slowest since the first census. ..

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China officially abandons its One Child Policy by passing law

China has officially abandoned its One Child Policy amid deepening demographic crisis of shrinking workforce and aging population in the world’s second largest economy. In this regard 159-member National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the top organ of China’s Parliament has passed revised Law on Population and Family Planning. The new law allows couples to have ..

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End of China’s One Child Policy

After a period of 35 years, China has recently changed its one-child policy and allowed the married couples to have at most two children. Historical background During the 1960’s, China under the rule of Maoists was an impoverished agrarian economy with a typical birth rate of six children per woman. Children were seen as assets. ..

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