01:51 GMT06 August 2020
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    According to media reports, China’s Communist party has decided to allow all families to have two children.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) China’s Communist party has decided to allow all families to have two children, Xinhua reported Thursday.

    “China abandons one-child policy, allows two kids for all couples,” Xinhua said on its Twitter account.

    China’s shift to a two-child policy comes after more than three decades of strict one-child regulations to slow down the surge in population numbers and its rapid aging.

    The one-child policy came into effect under Communist Party leader Mao Zedong in 1976.

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