China’s birth rate rises to highest level since 2000

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China’s birth rate rises to highest level since 2000

In China, birth rates have risen to their highest level since 2000.

According to National Health and Family Planning Commission statistics there were 17.86 million births in 2016, an 7.9% increase on 2015.

The increase follows the relaxation of China's strict one-child policy a year ago.

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