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Current Event November 2, 2015

China’s One Child Policy Ends

For 35 years, the Chinese government limited families to having one child. This week that policy changed and most families now have the option of having two children. The Communist party declared the previous policy a success. Population control was part of a political plan to reduce the number of people and raise the per capita income. Families who want to have more children welcomed this announcement. Others were more cynical, asking if the government will now force them to have more children. Listen to this story to hear various opinions about this policy change in China.

Economics Reproduction Communism

Story Length: 3:00

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 10/30/2015

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