Guangzhou May Widen One-Child Rule Exceptions, China Daily Says

The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has proposed revisions to its family planning regulations that would allow more people to have more than one child, the China Daily reported today.

The proposals include eight situations in which couples would be allowed to have another child, the newspaper reported, citing a draft of the revised rules. It didn’t say how many situations are included in the current regulations.

The revised rules include allowing couples, when one or both spouse have been previously married, to have a child if one person has had no more than two children from previous marriages and the other has had no children, according to the report. Current rules allow such couples to have a child if one person has had no more than one child in a previous marriage and the other has had none, the newspaper reported.

Families in Guangzhou have an average of 2.73 people, compared with the national average of 3.10, the newspaper reported, citing population statistics from 2010.

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