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China To Make Research-Based Changes To Family Planning Policy, Spokesperson Says

“China will gradually improve the country’s population policy in accordance with its actual conditions, a spokesman for the country’s family planning authority said Friday” during a regular press conference, Xinhua reports. Deng Haihua, spokesperson for the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said the commission will release any adjustments to the family planning policy “at an appropriate time,” and changes would be research-based and made in order to adapt to “economic and social development as well as long-term and balanced population development,” according to the news service. He “reaffirmed that China must adhere to the basic state policy of family planning,” Xinhua writes (8/9).