The semi-official People’s Daily reports on the change in policy in China to allow couples to have two children. The People’s Daily is closely associated with China’s Communist Party.
The article cites Yuan Xin, a population scientist at Nankai University in Tianjin, who sits on an expert panel of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, saying that scrapping the family planning policy remained a long way off but “The new initiative will be much better received among the Chinese people than the previous policy relaxation and will help boost China’s labor supply in the long run.”
As a regular reader of the People’s Daily, I am surprised by the terseness of this article. It’s almost as if this a public statement of the Chinese Communist Party.
Wealthy Chinese families have long been able to take up residence in countries like Cyprus and have more than one child.