According to BBC News, it has been reported by Xinhua, China’s state-operated news agency, that China is to end its one-child policy, allowing couples the option to have up to two children.
The one-child policy, which was nationally applied in 1979 to delay population growth, has been estimated to have averted approximately 400 million births.
Twitter users shared their opinions on China’s decision.
— Jerry Doyle (@jerrydoyle) October 29, 2015
— rita michaela (@rita_micas) October 29, 2015
— Baldy Paul (@FintonaPaul) October 29, 2015
— Elisca Coelho (@EliscaCoelho) October 29, 2015
— i'Man Bagginz (@MaesterBagginz) October 29, 2015
I'm so happy that China ended their One Child Policy I want to cry and throw a party at the same time. #onechildpolicy
— Alexandra Warmoth (@warmothally) October 29, 2015
— Jason Mitchell (@jjason_mitchell) October 29, 2015