China to commence paying families to have more children

The Chinese government is as of now considering giving families financial support to have more than one child in a bid to reach higher birth rate targets with population of over a billion people and counting.

It's an unbelievable turn around from more than four decades of the country's one-child policy with strict/ harsh penalties for having more than one child, including fines and forced abortions.


The vice-minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), Wang Peian, said the commission is considering "birth rewards and subsidies" for second children. Wang made the announcement on Saturday during a meeting of the China Social Welfare Academy, a Chinese NGO that works closely with the government.

According to reports by China Daily, the declaration was to some extent incited by a review the NHFPC did in 2015, demonstrating that 60% of families surveyed were hesitant to have a second child due to financial constraints.