China cancels fines for families who violate childbirth limits

Fantastic children off in the water in a park like a heat the wave hits the city on July 16, 2021 in Shenyang, Liaoning province of China.

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BEIJING – Families in China can now have just as many children like them like without facing fines or other consequences, the Chinese government he said late Tuesday.

The announcement finished, in practice, decades of restrictions on the number of children any family could have, as the authorities try to encourage births in the face of rapid aging population. Births fell by 15% last year, a quarter straight year of decline.

China has begun to loosen its grip one-child policy of six years ago after having imposed it in the 80s.

That meant for more of three decades, local authorities trying to meet population goals often took harsh measures such as forced abortions and sterilization. Family preference for guys, mostly in rural and agricultural areas, it appeared in a great gender imbalance.

Families that violate the one-child, and then two children, policy faced hefty fines e difficulty find a job. Like recently last year, state media reported local authorities fined a family 718,080 yuan ($ 112,200) for having seven children.

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