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China Moves to Three-Child Policy to Boost Falling Birthrate

  • Move follows census showing shrinking working-age population
  • Policy change unlikely to reverse trend to smaller families
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China will allow all couples to have a third child, a surprise move aimed at slowing the nation’s declining birthrate as risks to the economy’s long-term prospects mount because of a rapidly aging population.