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China tells eager parents to hold off baby-making for now

One-child policy to remain the law until legislators amend it in March

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Children celebrating Halloween in Beijing, China, on Friday. The Communist Party's Central Committee has decided to allow all couples to have more children after the country's labour force shrank for the first time and previous efforts to encourage births fell short of its goal.

Beijing

CHINA ordered local family planning agencies to keep enforcing the country's one-child policy, undercutting one province's plans to start letting parents expand their families now, state media said.

The policy, which the ruling Communist Party abandoned on Thursday after 36