TODAY   |  December 28, 2013

China ends one-child policy for some

New legislation in China will mean couples will be permitted to have two children if one of the parents is an only child. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>>> for the first time in over three decades, couples in china can have more than one child. leaders made the new policy formal today. they say in one fahrenheit is an only child, then that couple can have two children. do that math. the one child policy was instituted in 1979 to curb overpopulation but has been extremely unpopular ever since. china's population, you ask? 1.3 billion people.