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China People's Congress

China vows to arrest demographic issues with new policy

NPC discusses revisions to country's 'hukou' household registration system

A girl at a school for children of migrant workers on the outskirts of Beijing. Due to China's "hukou" internal passports, parents in search of well-paying urban jobs often leave behind public services, including public schooling, they are entitled to as residents of their home villages.    © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Chinese lawmakers attending the National People's Congress in Beijing have flagged the country's low birthrate and aging population, urging the government to accelerate policy fixes over the next five years.

For some, the existing limit of two children per couple, which in 2016 replaced the one-child policy, has been ineffective at lifting the birthrate.

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