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China Permitting Couples To Have Up To 3 Children

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The number was doubled to 2 in 2015

Couples living in China are now permitted to have three children.

For decades, the country's ruling Communist Party had a one-child policy, which was scrapped and doubled to two, in 2015.

The changes are part of efforts to reverse China's ageing population, said to be adding to strains on the economy and society.

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