Because liberal rights are for pussies but demographic science don’t lie, China’s new ‘Two-Child Policy’ will enter into law early next year. The policy stipulates that Chinese couples who are themselves only children will be graciously allowed to have a second child of their own.
The announcement came, as most do, from the lovely organs of Xinhua news, which reported:
“The latest relaxation of the family planning policy will probably be implemented early next year after local administrations finish preparations and local legislatures give the final pass by amending the regulation,” [Yang Wenzhuang, director of the family planning instruction department of the National Health and Family Planning Commission] said. […]
According to Yang, it is up to local administrations to arrange the exact timescale for implementing the policy, according to specific circumstances.
“But there shouldn’t be a major time gap in introducing the new rule from region to region,” he said.
Moreover, Yang asked willing couples to carefully plan the timing of their second baby, stating that “there is no need to rush as the policy will be a long-standing one on the mainland”. […]
“The latest change, the most substantial one in the past 30 years, will lay the foundations for future efforts to further fine-tune the country’s birth rules.”
One likes to imagine a group of portly officials, their mistresses waiting in the other room, sitting around a table of Maotai and asking, philosophically, “The population isn’t babying enough. How do we make them baby more?” Then, with the flick of a few switches and the turning of a few knobs, the Chinese population is permitted preciously plus-sized procreation privileges.