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China Re-Thinks One-Child Policy, Eliminates House Church Labor Camps

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Chineseby Anugrah Kumar, The Christian Post

China’s parliament on Saturday formally adopted resolutions, easing the country’s decades-old one-child policy and also abolishing its controversial labor camp system which was used against house church Christians among others, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

The two resolutions, which were part of a sweeping range of reforms announced by the ruling Chinese Communist Party last month, were adopted on Saturday at the bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress’ Standing Committee, or China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament.

Under the new policy concerning the birth control rules, couples will be allowed to have two children if either parent is an only child. Provincial congresses and their standing committees have been asked to make their own calls on implementation of the new policy.

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