China's Two-Child Policy

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China's Two-Child Policy
Short Title People in China Are Not Allowed to Have More than Two Children
Location China
Date January 1, 2016

Solove Harm Surveillance, Decisional Interference
Information Public Life, Family, Medical and Health
Threat Actors Chinese government

Affected Chinese people
High Risk Groups Pregnant Women, Females
Tangible Harms Inconvenience, Anxiety, Bodily Injury, Changed Behavior

The one-child policy was replaced with a two-child policy as of 1st of January 2016.


China's one-child policy has been replaced instead with a new, universal two-child policy that took effect on 1 January of 2016. According to Chinese law, the only legal sanction available to the state for a woman violating the family planning laws is a large fine. This is an example of Decisional Interference. The government carries out pregnancy examinations every three months. Surveillance Under the new two-child policy all women of childbearing age are required to report for two ultrasound examinations every year.

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