Family policy relaxed in Beijing for more couples

China’s capital city will make fewer couples subject to the fines charged to those who violate China’s family planning policy by having a second child, according to the municipal commission of population and family planning.

Under the new guidelines, Beijing couples that are composed of two only children and that give birth to a second child will be charged fines only if both the mother is younger than 28 and the second child is born within four years after the first.

In the past, such couples had to pay a fifth of their annual income if they had a second child either when the mother was younger than 28 or did not wait at least four years after the birth of the first child.

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