Sumary of Chinese fertility rate seen to drop further:
- He added that the aim of implementing the three-child policy and supporting measures is to prevent further decline in the number of births and promote the appropriate fertility level.
- Yu said the relevant departments are working out plans and implementation measures, which will be rolled out to ensure that we can achieve positive results in optimizing family planning policy.
- Yu said that in the short term they hope the policy could ease the downward trend of birth rate.
- One significant highlight of the decision according to several demographers was the abolishment of the controversial “social maintenance fee,” an administrative charge imposed on couples who have extra children outside of China’s previous family planning policy.
- Huang Wenzheng, a demography expert and senior researcher at the Center for China and Globalization, told the Global Times that abolishing social maintenance fee signals a trend that China may loosen all restrictions on how many children a couple can have.