China's top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress,
is discussing an amendment to the Population and Family Planning Law,
which will allow couples to have three children.
Now, the deliberation is a step forward in legalizing the three-child policy announced earlier this year.
The draft amendment removes restrictions and penalties that related to new births.
Now to help relieve family burden,
the law explores the provision of longer days of child care leave for both parents.
It also encourages more supportive measures, including more nursery services in communities, public areas and workplaces.
Local governments are required to set up sufficient public facilities for the care of infants and young children.
And to further reduce family costs,
three-child families will receive pension subsidies and other benefits when looking after the elderly.