China To Ease Family Planning Policy In Early 2014

News outlets report on China’s efforts to ease its one-child policy in early 2014, noting the country’s legislature approved changes first proposed by President Xi Jinping in November.

Bloomberg Businessweek: China’s Legislature Approves Relaxation of One-Child Policy
“China’s legislature approved a policy to let some couples have a second child, after President Xi Jinping last month proposed relaxing population controls to help counter a shrinking workforce…” (12/28).

CNN: China moves forward in bid to ease one-child policy
“China’s plan to relax its controversial decades-long, one-child policy has taken a significant step forward, with the country’s top legislative body poised to approve its implementation early next year…” (Armstrong, 12/24).

TIME: China To Ease One-Child Policy in Early 2014
“Plans to ease China’s decades-old one-child policy will be rolled out early next year, Chinese state media have said…” (Paramaguru, 12/24).

Reuters: China to ease one-child policy early next year
“Changes to China’s strict one-child policy, which will allow more parents to have a second child, will begin to roll out early next year, state media said…” (12/24).

Wall Street Journal: China’s One-Child Policy to Change in New Year
“China’s family-planning agency aims to roll out changes to the country’s one-child policy, allowing some parents to have a second child, in the beginning of next year, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency…” (Burkitt, 12/23).