China’s birth rate rises to highest level since 2000

China’s birth rate rises to highest level since 2000
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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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