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China: three-child policy does not 'respect' people's life choices

Responding to news that the Chinese government is set to allow married couples to have up to three children, raising it from the current limit of two, Joshua Rosenzweig, Head of Amnesty International’s China Team, said:

“Governments have no business regulating how many children people have. Under this new policy, couples in China could still be penalised for their decisions around childbirth.

“Everyone, regardless of marital status, should be entitled to sexual and reproductive rights, including whether and when to become pregnant.

“China should respect people’s life choices and end any invasive and punitive controls over people’s family planning decisions."

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