China exempts earthquake victim families from its one child policy so they can have another child/ heir: Story
Other groups qualified for exemptions?
-certain ethnic groups
-rural families in some cases
-families where both parents are only children
And oh yeah, the Chinese government will no longer be fining parents for their children killed in the quake:
Chinese couples who have more than one child are commonly punished by fines. The announcement says that if a child born illegally was killed in the quake, the parents will no longer have to pay fines for that child — but the previously paid fines won’t be refunded.
Does this mean that parents whose children die or are killed in another way normally have to continue paying fines? Interesting…