Children participate in a drawing contest on May 13 celebrating international children's day in Qingdao, China.
November 15, 2013 In order to have a second child, one parent would have to be an only child under the new policy. Previously, both parents had to be only children. China has been loosening the policy for years as it tries to combat a gender imbalance as well as a labor shortage.
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