Welcome to BBC World News, today report will be focusing on China's affair with the one child policy
Yes, what a shocker! China has declared that their famous one-child policy of 1979 has come to an end after 35 long years
Yesterday, October 29th 2015, Chinas communist party cited a statement to lift the ban on having more than one child. The new law will be put into effect starting from 2016.
Although, the new law only allows 2 children, couples are more than joyous over the news, finally being able to grant their children's wishes for siblings
Statistics show that there are 122 boys to every 100 girls being born. Lets talk to Jackie Yen Mah reporting from China on how the one child policy affects China's society today?.
It is estimated that over 400 million births have been prevented, only increasing female-infanticide, forced abortions and creating a crucial gender imbalance.
Good morning! i am here with Chen Huang today on how the one child policy has effected her retired lifestyle.
I think that the policy has affected many like me...
I was 28 when the policy was introduced in 1979, and only had one daughter. it crushed my hopes of having a son. And now that I am old and retired, i have nobody to look after me. My daughter is married and has her own family to care for
Many parents such as Chen Huang were unable to fulfill their wishes of having a second child in hopes for a son if their firstborn was a daughter. After all, baby boys are more opted for in China.