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China: One-child Policy to Remain in Effect for Now

China's top family planning authority says the country's one-child policy will continue to be implemented until new rules allowing couples to have two children goes into effect. The announcement by the National Health and Family Planning Commission contradicts remarks by officials in Hunan province who told a local newspaper that those currently pregnant with a second child would not be punished. According to China's official Xinhua news agency "a final plan for the...

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