Chinese city offers subsidies to encourage families to have more children

A city in Sichuan province has become the first in China to offer subsidies to help families raise more children, as the country tries to boost the birth rate.China announced a major policy shift in May, allowing couples to have up to three children – scrapping the previous two-child limit – amid concerns about its rapidly ageing population.Authorities in Panzhihua, a city in the southwestern province, on Wednesday said parents would be able to claim a monthly allowance of 500 yuan (US$77) per…


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