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Going to Thailand soon? Here's what you need to know

If you’re planning on taking a trip to Thailand in the coming months, you may need to readjust some of your plans. Due to a national period of mourning following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, some major tourist attractions and festivals will be closed.<p>In Bangkok, the Grand Palace and the …

Opinion: China had no choice but to ditch its one-child policy

Freedom comes at a cost. And sometimes freedom comes — as in the relaxation of China’s one-child policy — because the economic cost of oppression, …

Short of Workers and Consumers, China Abandons One-Child Policy

China ended one of the most ambitious demographic experiments in human history, abandoning the limit of one child for most families to foster the …

China's one-child policy is now a two-child policy

Thirty-five years after it slammed the brakes on population growth by adopting a one-child policy, China announced Thursday that it would allow all married couples to have two children.<p>The momentous move, revealed in a brief communique from senior Communist Party leaders Thursday night, comes as …

China ends its one-child policy after 35 years

China is lifting its three-decade one-child policy, the official news agency Xinhua reported today after top Communist Party members finished a …

China abandons one-child policy

Communist Party puts an end to 30-year law in effort to curb growing age imbalance<p>The Chinese government has put an end to a longstanding policy that limited most urban couples to one child, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. Under the new policy, couples will be allowed to have up to …

China to end one-child policy and allow two

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1203000/1203983_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534485382_14fdaf8f440f5637bb80911c79ca008c<p><b>China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.</b><p>Couples will now be allowed to have two children, …

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China Scraps One-Child Policy, Will Allow 2 Kids Per Couple

BEIJING — China has ended its one-child policy and will allow all couples to have two children, marking a dramatic change by the country's ruling Communist Party after more than three decades.<p>The liberalization of family planning rules, which were first eased in 2013, came at the end of the …

How China's one-child policy ended in failure

Desperate attempts by China to curb population growth in 1979 led the communist authorities to offer couples condoms, coils, sterilisation and financial rewards as part of its one-child policy. When this failed, fines and even forced abortions were said to have been used to enforce ‘family …

Why China Is Ending Its One-Child Policy

For decades, China has restricted most urban couples' abilities to have more than one child, enforcing the law with fines and even forced abortions and sterilization. But this week, the country announced it will increase it's one-child policy—to two.<p>China's one-child policy was enacted in the late …

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Don't be fooled by China ending its one-child policy

<b>(CNN) —</b> China's decision to prevent most couples from having more than one baby, imposed more than 35 years ago, has always stood as a symbol of just how far the state was prepared to intrude into the lives of its citizens. It was a classic ends-justifies-the-means policy. Not surprisingly, the …

These Charts Explain Why China Scrapped Its One-Child Policy

China is finally facing up to its demographic time-bomb, announcing Thursday that it will scrap the one-child policy first instituted in the late …

China lifts one-child policy amid worries over graying population

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIJING — China said Thursday that it will abandon its controversial “one-child” policy and allow all couples to have two children, effectively ending the biggest ­population-control experiment in history amid growing pressure from a rapidly aging population.<p>The move, …

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China scraps controversial one-child policy; couples can have two

BEIJING — More than 30 years after China imposed its controversial “one-child” policy, Beijing's ruling Communist Party brought the program to an end Thursday, saying all couples would now be allowed to have two children.<p>The decision to remove the restrictions limiting most couples to a single …

China abandons one-child policy: what does it mean to you?

China has scrapped its one-child policy, allowing couples to have two children for the first time in more than three decades, China’s official news agency tweeted on Thursday.<p><b>If you’re Chinese, tell us what you think of the policy change.</b> <b>Will you have a second child, or is it too late or</b> …

Painful legacy of China's one-child policy

China has decided to end its decades-long one-child policy, Xinhua news agency has reported.<p>All couples will now be allowed to have two children, the state-run news agency said, citing a statement from the Communist Party.<p>The town of Rudong was once held up as a model of enforcement for the one …

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The impact of China's one-child policy in four graphs

Beijing has announced it is dropping the draconian rule after 35 years and is introducing a two-child policy instead<p>China has scrapped its one-child policy. Here are four graphs that show the impact the policy, which was introduced in 1980, has had on China’s population.

Here's How China's One-Child Policy Started in the First Place

With China’s one-child policy ending on Thursday after more than three decades, looking back to when—and why—the strict policy was first implemented …

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