In autumn 2015 China's leadership instituted a drastic reform of its population policy: in future, couples are allowed to have two children instead of one. The government is reacting to the aging of the country's population.
China will end its controversial one-child policy and ease family planning restrictions, according to its state media. The policy was introduced in the 1970s to prevent a population explosion.
The US has cut funding to the UN family planning body that provides millions of women with reproductive health services. Many of the most vulnerable women and children in the world will be impacted by the move.
Surprise in Beijing. The Chinese government is scrapping its strict one-child policy, allowing couples to have two children. DW's Frank Sieren does not think the move will automatically solve the population problem.
A court in Mannheim has ruled that a boy would not have his rights protected in China and should be granted asylum. The 1-year-old is the fourth child of a Chinese couple living in Bruchsal, Germany.
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