China cancels one-child policy
A reduction in the amount of work force has seen China go soft on its one child-per-family policy, now allowing 2 kids per family.
China’s one-child per family policy began in September 1980 after the country’s high birthrate led to food shortages and famines.
Families which already had one child were not allowed too have another, with China’s Ministry of Health saying that 336 million abortions had been carried out since then.
The country’s working population is expected to reduce by 40 million by the year 2030, which would have a negative impact on the economy.
The country expects a consistent rise in the birth rate up until 2019, where it will peak and decline steadily