Houston Community News >> Report Shows Over 100 Million Chinese Without Siblings

7/14/2008 BEIJING -- China now has more than 100 million people with no siblings since introducing rules in the late 1970s that limit many couples to only one child, a state news agency reported Monday.

China is the world's most populous country, with 1.3 billion people. The government says the one-child rule has prevented about 400 million births.

The 100 million-plus only children make up about 8 percent of China's population, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing information from a weekend forum hosted by the Shanghai Population Welfare Charity Fund.
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