China to loosen one-child policy, end labor camps

Top Chinese leaders: Xi Jinping (C),Li Keqiang (3rd R), Zhang Dejiang (3th L), Yu Zhengsheng (2nd R), Liu Yunshan (2nd L), Wang Qishan (1st R), Zhang Gaoli (1st L) attend the third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 12, 2013. The session lasted from Nov. 9 to 12. [Photo/Xinhua]


Source: China Daily

China to ease one-child policy

China will loosen its decades-long one-child population policy, allowing couples to have two children if one of them is an only child, according to a key decision issued on Friday by the Communist Party of China (CPC).Full story

China to abolish “reeducation through labor” system

China will abolish the “reeducation through labor” system as part of efforts to improve human rights and judicial practices, said a key decision by the Communist Party of China on Friday.Full story

China to reduce capital punishment “step by step”

China will reduce the number of crimes subject to death penalty “step by step,” said a key policy document of the Communist Party of China (CPC) published Friday.Full story

China to allow private capital to set up banks: CPC document

China will open up the banking sector wider, on condition of strengthened regulation, by allowing qualified private capital to set up small- and medium-sized banks, the Communist Party of China (CPC) said in a landmark policy document released on Friday. Full story

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Source: Yahoo

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will ease its family planning policies and abolish a controversial labor camp system, according to a key document issued after a ruling Communist Party meeting, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

Couples will be allowed to have two children if one of the parents is an only child, as part of an adjustment of the birth policy to promote “long-term balanced development of the population in China”, it said.

Previously, a couple could only generally have a second child if both parents were only children.

The reform package will also see China abolish the labor camp system, which it calls re-education through labor, and reduce the number of crimes subject to the death penalty “step by step”, Xinhua added.

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