Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Shenzhen lays out fines for breaching one-child policy

(China Daily)

08:23, December 26, 2012

Giving birth to more than one child against the family planning policy will be costly in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, according to the city's new regulation.

For every child born against the policy, a couple will pay a social maintenance fee six times the city's disposable income per capita the year before the birth.

In 2011, the disposable income per capita of Shenzhen was 36,505 yuan ($5,900).

The regulation, passed by the city's legislature, will take effect from Jan 1.

In addition, couples who give birth to their second children in Hong Kong or abroad will be deemed as breaching the policy.

More and more wealthy couples have gone to Hong Kong to give birth for the better healthcare services and rights of permanent residency for their newborn.

Couples who give birth for the first time but don't register as married within 60 days of the birth will also be fined.

We Recommend:

Photos: Most touching loves in 2012

Snow brings joy to severe winter

Make wishes as end of Mayan calendar nears

Nanjing Massacre victims remembered

China's weekly story (2012.12.10-12.15)

Tell the whole world how I love you

Residential building collapses in Ningbo

Day to remember as couples tie the knot

Chinese space probe flies by asteroid


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Submarines in confrontation drill

  2. China's J-11 fighters fly over Mt. Qomolangma

  3. Splendid moments in 2012

  4. China in winter snow wonderland

  5. With me, you are not alone

  6. Internet gaming: 'A winning gamble'

  7. World's hottest supermodels in 2012

  8. Top 10 Chinese entertainment events

Most Popular


  1. Optimism over China's economy surfaces
  2. Internet gaming: 'A winning gamble'
  3. People have right to know what chickens eat
  4. Catchwords in memory in 2012
  5. Why the young Chinese get physically weaker
  6. Why Discover China is popular in the West
  7. The laughter sounds too harsh
  8. Do not confuse Confucious with Santa Claus

What’s happening in China

11 Chinese children dead after van plunges into pond

  1. Chinese man hits students with car
  2. More details revealed in fatal school van crash
  3. Good Samaritan vote attracts 80 mln netizens
  4. Draft law to protect personal privacy
  5. 89 children rescued in Chinese trafficking ring bust