China to end one-child policy this week - The Times of India BEIJING: The Chinese legislature is expected to take two major decisions about abolition of the one-child policy and ending the 55-year-old programme for reeducation through labour this week. The two issues are on the agenda of the next session of the standing committee of the National People's Congress beginning on Monday. The government wants to allow married couples to have a second child if one of the parents is the only child in the family. The 'laojiao' system on labour camps, which has been criticized by human rights activists, involves sending minor offenders to jail-like labour camps without recourse to fair justice. The abolition of the system is expected to release thousands of people who have lived in isolated labour camps for years without access to their families. Political observers are watching whether the NPC will vote for abolition of the system or opt for a gradual closure. The 'laojiao' system allows authorities to detain a person for up to four years without an open trail in cases where the offence is minor and does not deserve to be put through a judicial process. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ @LTE-TDD, another good news for you, isn't it ?