CPPCC Member Gears up for Investigation on Two-Child Policy

March 8, 2017
Editor: Gretchen Zhou

Huang Jiefu, Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's (CPPCC) National Committee, said in an interview on March 4 where he spoke about a research plan on the country's universal two-child policy.

When asked about supportive measures for the universal two-child policy, Huang, also China's former vice-minister of Health, said: "My investigation task given by the CPPCC this year is to find the problems from the post-implementation process of this policy and then give corresponding solutions. I'll answer the question after the research."
Huang revealed that the research is to be conducted this April. However, neither the scope nor the object of the research has yet been decided, according to Huang.

The CPPCC member also responded to questions about the challenge of China's ageing population. Some netizens have proposed encouraging early marriages as a solution.

Huang maintained that marriage should be a free option. "It would be fine if a couple gets married when they can balance their life and work, from a medical perspective. I haven't done any research about ages yet," he added.

(Source: sc.sina.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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