The Xinhua news agency in China is reporting that the communist country is ending its one-child policy that began in 1979.
All couples were allowed to have only one child in an effort to slow the country’s massive birth and population growth rate. China’s population currently sits at around 1.4 BILLION souls!
Couples now have the government’s permission to produce a maximum of TWO children.
Why the change? China’s aging population has put pressure on the country’s economy.
Critics of the policy say it lead to a sharp increase in female infanticide by couples seeking a male birth.
Read more about the news HERE from the BBC.