The ruling party of China announced today (November 15, 2013) a change in China's infamous "one-child" policy. It ruled that an urban couple can have two children -- as long as one of the two parents is an only child -- according to the Slate website.
The one-child policy in China -- the world's most populous nation with more than a billion people -- has had a negative impact on its society, as it has left China with a rapidly aging population and a severe gender imbalance among its younger citizens.
Because of the one-child policy, a plethora of couples would have an abortion if they were expecting a girl, with the hope of having a boy during the woman's next pregnancy.
Also today, China's ruling party decided that China will no longer try to "re-educate" people by sentencing them to slave labor camps. Indeed, today was a very productive day for the Chinese people -- perhaps the most productive day China has had in more than half a century.