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China To Relax One-child Policy As Part Of Economic, Social Reforms

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November 15, 2013 AT 9:13 AM
China is to loosen its one-child policy as part of major reforms aimed at securing its economic future and strengthening policy ties with the United States, state media reported Friday. The ruling Communist Party of China will also reduce the number of crimes punishable by death, "work to ban" getting criminal confessions through torture, and improve the legal system. Although the changes include human rights reforms, they are driven by the need to sustain its powerful economic growth.