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China has its decades-long one-child policy to all couples to two children. The ruling Communist Party of China the announcement on Thursday. The one-child policy, officially the family planning policy, was a population control measure that was in 1979. Policy makers hoped to restrict the country's surging population and therefore rates of poverty. It wasn't adhered to strictly and many exceptions were . In 2007, around 36 per cent of China's population was subject to a strict one-child restriction. An additional 53 per cent was allowed to a second child if the first child was a girl. The new two-child policy will China's very low fertility rate.

The new two-child policy is expected to a huge economic boost for China and it from developing into an ageing society. China’s labour force a peak of 940 million in 2012. However, this to 930 million in 2014 and was to fall by another 29 million by 2020. Predictions from Peking University are that there will an average of 2.5 million extra newborns per year. This will in more workers and an additional $11.8 billion in annual consumption. Shares in many international baby goods companies by over 10 per cent after the news was . The new policy will around 100 million couples.

 
 

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