Why was China’s three-child policy introduced and what does it mean? In response to the results of the 2020 census, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Facing a demographic crisis, China to allow three children per familyChina further relaxes decades-old family planning restrictions amid fears of an aging population. Three child policy won’t solve China’s birth rate crisisAnalysis: The strict rules aren’t the only reason keeping parents away from having a third child All couples in China will be allowed to have three children instead of two to combat the ageing populationChina's ruling Communist Party will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two to cope with the rapid rise in the average age of its population, a state news agency said. China to allow couples to have three children in effort to cope with aging societyChina’s ruling Communist Party said it will ease birth limits in hopes of slowing the rapid aging of its population. China announces three-child limit in major policy shiftMove follows data showing sharp decline in number of births in world’s most populous country China to allow couples to have three children as population growth slows to a crawlChina will allow couples to have three children in a historic shift of its birth control policy as the country reckons with its slowest population growth in decades.The decision, made by the ruling China announces three-child policy, in major policy shiftThe announcement is a shift from the existing limit of two children after recent data showed a dramatic decline in births in the world's most populous country.