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Xi said to put population over growth in China economic plan

Rules could change on healthcare, social welfare, pensions, cap on children in families

MR XI: His party may lower its hard growth target of 7% to a range of 6.5-7% and make that a flexible guideline, according to a source


FACING a demographic time bomb that threatens China's economic rise, President Xi Jinping is considering shifting his priority to population growth, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Mr Xi's economic planners may for the first time emphasise "population