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China Ends One-Child Policy But How Many Can Afford A Second Child?

China Ends One-Child Policy But How Many Can Afford A Second Child?

News, World
On Thursday evening China announced that it is ending its one-child policy. The announcement came after a four-day Plenum of the Communist party in Beijing but is that enough to keep the nation's population from shrinking? Words: Mariya Savova, Subeditor: Daisy Greenaway https://twitter.com/xhnews/status/659679330000211969 “The change of policy is intended to balance population development and address the challenge of an ageing population,” the party said in a statement published by Xinhua, China's official press agency. The one-child policy was introduced in 1979, shortly after the country's population topped 800 million. Couples who violated the policy suffered punishments such as fines, loss of employment, or even forced abortions. According to the BBC, about 400 million births
Petrol Station On The Moon

Petrol Station On The Moon

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The European and Russian space agencies plan for a possible permanent settlement on the moon have been revealed. The ambitious space mission, called Luna 27, is set to start in five years time and is planned to complete in 2040. Words: Aled Scudamore Sub Editor: Corey Armishaw The initial plan for the mission is to test the moon for possible raw materials for fuel also to see if there is potential for water and oxygen. After the tests have been done they will then attempt to colonize the moon with a small group of people. The plans are for the settlement to be built on the edge of the South Pole where it is always dark, making it one of the coldest places in the Solar System. This will mean they will have access to ice and other frozen chemistry to test and use for potential fuel. ...
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