China considers paying couples to have a second child

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After abolishing the one-child policy, Communist party mulls financial incentives to parents who have more than one baby

China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second child, after surveys showed economic constraints were making many reluctant to expand their families, the state-owned China Daily has reported.

The idea was revealed by Wang Peian, vice-minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, at a social welfare conference on Saturday, the newspaper said.

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