Chinese Official Plans to Keep the One Child Policy, Says Maintaining Low Birth Rate is a Priority

The following is a translation of an article that appeared in the Zhong Xin China News Agency on January 14, 2013.

Chinese Official Plans to Keep the One Child Policy, Says Maintaining Low Birth Rate is a Priority

Reporters: Ou Yang and Kai Yu

Beijing.  “We must unwaveringly adhere to the One Child Policy as a national policy to stabilize the low birth rate as the primary task,” stated Wang Xia, Chairman of the National Population and Family planning Commission.

The National Population and Family planning Commission released the news on the evening of January 14. Wang Xia said at a national conference of that organization, that among their four major tasks of 2013, “We need to keep the One-child policy and keep the national birth rate low, and then improve the policy gradually. … It’s our priority.”

The Chinese national media quoted the experts’ opinions, saying that the current low birthrate is not stable, except for a few very advanced major cities.  In most areas of the nation, if they were to give up the One Child Policy, the current low birthrate would definitely rebound significantly. Therefore, in order to stabilize the low birth rate, it is necessary to hold on to the One Child Policy as a basic national policy.

In the demographers’ opinion, “improving the policy” mainly refers to the consideration that to achieve the low birth rate, the overall relationships among the population, the population’s quality, structure and distribution should be considered, building a dynamic adjustment mechanism for rewards and assistance, and building the basic public service system for population planning.

At the January 14 meeting, Wang also mentioned that it is necessary to enhance the overall grass-root level work in cities, according to the situation that large numbers of youth from the countryside are working in the cities.  It is also necessary to build and improve the work system, improve the overall work methods, and implement management measures for population planning.

Wang Xia demands that it is necessary to put great effort into resolving the realistic difficulties and problems for the people and the families who are executing the One Child Policy.

Read the original article in Chinese:

The following is a translation of an article that appeared in the Zhong Xin China News Agency on January 14, 2013

Chinese Official Plans to Keep the One Child Policy, Says Maintaining Low Birth Rate is a Priority

Reporters: Ou Yang and Kai Yu

Beijing.  “We must unwaveringly adhere to the One Child Policy as a national policy to stabilize the low birth rate as the primary task,” stated Wang Xia, Chairman of the National Population and Family planning Commission.

The National Population and Family planning Commission released the news on the evening of January 14. Wang Xia said at a national conference of that organization, that among their four major tasks of 2013, “We need to keep the One-child policy and keep the national birth rate low, and then improve the policy gradually. … It’s our priority.”

The Chinese national media quoted the experts’ opinions, saying that the current low birthrate is not stable, except for a few very advanced major cities.  In most areas of the nation, if they were to give up the One Child Policy, the current low birthrate would definitely rebound significantly. Therefore, in order to stabilize the low birth rate, it is necessary to hold on to the One Child Policy as a basic national policy.

In the demographers’ opinion, “improving the policy” mainly refers to the consideration that to achieve the low birth rate, the overall relationships among the population, the population’s quality, structure and distribution should be considered, building a dynamic adjustment mechanism for rewards and assistance, and building the basic public service system for population planning.

At the January 14 meeting, Wang also mentioned that it is necessary to enhance the overall grass-root level work in cities, according to the situation that large numbers of youth from the countryside are working in the cities.  It is also necessary to build and improve the work system, improve the overall work methods, and implement management measures for population planning.

Wang Xia demands that it is necessary to put great effort into resolving the realistic difficulties and problems for the people and the families who are executing the One Child Policy.

Read the original article in Chinese:

http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2013/01-15/4487037.shtml

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