Wang Feng, director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy and an expert on China’s demographics, contributed research material to the foundation’s report but has yet to see the full text. He said he welcomed the gist of the document that he’s seen in state media.
It says the government ‘‘should return the rights of reproduction to the people,’’ he said. ‘‘That’s very bold.’’
Gu Baochang, a professor of demography at Beijing’s Renmin University and a vocal advocate of reform, said the proposed timeline wasn’t aggressive enough.
‘‘They should have reformed this policy ages ago,’’ he said. ‘‘It just keeps getting held up, delayed.’’
Associated Press researcher Flora Ji contributed to this report.
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