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Heilongjiang starts limited subsidy program amid calls for wider coverage
A program in Heilongjiang province is subsidizing some one-child parents in urban areas for their contribution to the family planning policy.
The parents must be older than 60 to qualify for the subsidy, introduced in June, provincial family planning director Jia Yumei said.
Only parents employed in private businesses or the unemployed are eligible for the one-time subsidy of 3,000 yuan ($470) for each parent, she said.