China Extends Maternity Leave: China extends maternity leave amid declining infant birth rate

Demographic Crisis In China: China has extended maternity leave by at least 30 days amid declining infant mortality rate in its country. Let us tell you that in China this year the birth rate of babies has been recorded the lowest.  Due to which China is facing a demographic crisis in the country. In such a situation, China has allowed Chinese citizens to have a third child, while relaxing the rules of planning. Chinese authorities are currently battling with an aging workforce and a slowing economy. days of maternity leave. The local administration of Shanghai had also announced similar changes a day earlier. At the same time, according to China’s ‘Xinhua News’ agency, mothers of a second or third child in eastern Zhejiang province can now take a total of 188 days of maternity leave.

According to China’s national rules on maternity leave, mothers can take 98 days. are entitled to paid maternity leave. Discussing the issue online, some expressed concern that it could make companies think twice about hiring women. China implemented the world’s strictest family planning rules in its country in 2016. Were.

China has now introduced the ‘one child policy’ as one of the many rules. It has allowed Chinese citizens to legally give birth to two or three children. Last year, China reported a birth rate of 8.52% per 1000 people. This is the lowest figure for infant birth rates since annual data beginning in 1978. 

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