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Top legislature amends law to allow 2nd child

By Xinhua
Top legislature amends law to allow 2nd child
Li Shuchun, 4, and his 7-month-old brother Li Shuhan, live in Beijing with their parents who are among the 1.07 million out of 11 million eligible couples applied to have a second child by the end of last year. (Photo by Wang Nina / Provided to

BEIJING -- Chinese lawmakers passed a historic decision on Sunday, allowing all couples to have two children.

"The state advocates that one couple shall be allowed to have two children," according to the newly revised Law on Population and Family Planning, passed at the bi-monthly session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, which ran from Monday to Sunday.

The newly revised law will take effect on Jan 1.

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