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China adopts reform of one-child policy: Xinhua

Published on Dec 28, 2013 9:49 AM

BEIJING (AFP) - China's top legislative committee on Saturday formally approved a loosening of its one-child policy, state media reported.

The decision was taken by the standing committee of the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp parliament, at the conclusion of a six-day meeting, according to Xinhua news agency.

The decision came just days after the standing committee had expressed support for the move following promises by the ruling Communist Party at its Third Plenum meeting last month.

Legislative approval was formally required to put it into effect.

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