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China Amends Child Policy for Some Quake Victims

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China Amends Child Policy for Some Quake Victims

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China Amends Child Policy for Some Quake Victims

China Amends Child Policy for Some Quake Victims

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Many parents in China who lost a child in the earthquake lost their only child. Chinese officials this week said families are allowed to have another child if their child was killed, injured or disabled in the quake.

Co-host Robert Smith asks Tyrene White, professor of political science at Swarthmore College, about the policy. White is the author of China's Longest Campaign: Birth Planning in the People's Republic.