Government and Policy

Beijing will not ease only-child policy

By Zhao Chunzhe (
Updated: 2010-01-26 10:14
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Reports suggesting Beijing is to loosen control on its one-child policy have been branded not true by authorities.

Beijing Population and Planning Commission (BPPC) say reports yesterday suggesting a relaxation of the current national policy are not sound, reported today.

"One-child policy is a basic national policy which should be carried out with consistency and stability," an unnamed official of BPPC said.

Currently parents are only permitted to have a second child if they are both from an only-child generation.

Beijing to loosen control on one-child policy