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No baby boom from ease in China’s 1-child policy

By Sat, Nov 08, 2014 10:15AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials say only 700,000 newly-qualified couples have applied for having a second child this year, far below earlier estimates that an easing in the country's birth policy would add 1 million to 2 million extra births per year in the first few years....

China formalizes easing of one-child policy

By Sun, Dec 29, 2013 12:24PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday formally allowed couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child, the first major easing of its 3-decade-old restrictive birth policy. First announced by the ruling Communist Party’s leadership in November, the decision was officially sanctioned by the standing committee of China’s top legislature, the...

Analysis: Chinese media stays quiet on Chen Guangcheng

By Wed, May 02, 2012 12:48PM UTC 5 Comments Chen Guangcheng. Pic: AP.

By Casey Hynes Since last week, when rumors of Chen Guangcheng’s arrival at the American embassy in Beijing broke, the Western media began to buzz with rumors and speculation about his fate. The blind Chinese activist and dissident had escaped from his home in Shandong province after spending nearly two years under house arrest. Yet...

In China, a daring few challenge one-child limit

By Sat, Dec 24, 2011 5:15AM UTC Comments Off In China, a daring few challenge one-child limit

ZHUJI, China (AP) — Seven months pregnant, Wu Weiping sneaked out early in the morning carrying a shoulder bag with some clothes, her laptop and a knife. “It’s good for me I wasn’t caught, but it’s lucky for them too,” said Wu, 35, who feared that family planning officials were going to drag her to...

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