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China to lift marriage, childbearing ban for university students

[JURIST] The Chinese Ministry of Education [official website] announced Friday that China's current restriction on marriage and childbearing for university students will be lifted. An official with the MOE student affairs department acknowledged that a new draft regulation on college student management will no longer have articles prohibiting university students getting married and having children while in school. Critics of the fifty-year-old ban say it has forced pregnant students or those contemplating marriage to choose having an abortion or delaying marriage, or to give up their studies. Xinhuanet has more.

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