Can China's two-child policy rebalance its aging population?

December 27, 2015 10:35 PM

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China's more than 30-year-old one-child policy is drawing to a close. The country's lawmakers passed an amendment to the policy, and it's plain and simple: "The state advocates that one couple shall be allowed to have two children."

The policy was put in place to stave off rapid — and potentially damaging — population growth in the country. Officials were worried there would be too many people with too few resources available to them.

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