China’s Two-Child Policy: Authorities Mull Financial Rewards For Couples Who Go For...

China’s Two-Child Policy: Authorities Mull Financial Rewards For Couples Who Go For Second Child

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FILE PHOTO - A couple takes pictures with their baby on the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

China is reviewing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage couples to have a second child, after surveys showed that many are hesitant to expand families due to economic constraints, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported. The potential move was revealed by Wang Pei’an, a vice minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, at a social welfare conference, the newspaper reported Tuesday.

China held a conference in December last year to promote the new family planning policy with two children, which came into effect from January 2016. Wang Hesheng, also a vice minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, addressed the meeting attended by representatives from various fields.

At the time, Wang said that the two-children policy is an improvement to the original one child policy, and praised its “active role” in advancing China’s new era of health and family planning initiatives. Wang also called for better publicity of the policy to improve the “sense of gain” within the public. He called for building of an extensive health syndicate and integrating public health alongside the new family planning policy, as stated in a report of National Health And Family Planning Commission, China... see more

source: ibtimes