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China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed

China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, according to state media.

In future, families will be allowed two children if one parent is an only child, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The proposal follows this week's meeting of a key decision-making body of the governing Communist Party.

The BBC's Martin Patience reports.

  • 15 Nov 2013
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