China Market Intelligence

January 6th, 2016
Taoyu Liu

As of January 1, married couples in China can have two children, marking the official end to the 35-year, one-child policy. The Fifth Plenary Sessions of 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party amended the 1980 Population and Family Planning Law on December 27.

China’s family planning system has been steadily eased over the years; for instance, in late 2013 the government allowed urban couples to have two children if either parent is an only child. Rural couples have...