China Moves to Ease Child-Rearing Costs, in Drive to Boost Births

HONG KONG—China said it would ease financial burdens and social restrictions associated with child-rearing, seeking to encourage births as it loosens decades-old family-planning restrictions. China said that it would reduce the cost of raising and educating children and shore up labor protections

China Weighs Lifting Birth Restrictions Completely by 2025

SINGAPORE—Chinese officials are drawing up plans to further loosen birth restrictions and transition toward policies that explicitly encourage childbirth, according to people familiar with the matter, reflecting increased urgency in Beijing as economic growth slows and China’s population mix skews older. Policy

China Plans Further Shift Toward Encouraging Childbirth

SINGAPORE—Chinese officials are drawing up plans to further loosen birth restrictions and transition toward policies that explicitly encourage childbirth, according to people familiar with the matter, reflecting increased urgency in Beijing as economic growth slows and China’s population mix skews older. Policy