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China's State Council approved the city's plan for 2017 to 2035, which caps the population at 25 million.
The Chinese city of Shanghai is going to limit its population to 25 million people by the year 2035.
Reuters reports the city is trying to manage its so-called big city disease, which is when a city's population gets too big for its urban resources.
China's State Council approved the population limit as part of Shanghai's city plan for 2017 to 2035. That plan also sets limits on how much land can be constructed on in the city.
Shanghai's population is already pretty close to the 2035 limit, though. Xinhua previously reported more than 24 million people were permanently living there as of the end of 2015.
China set a similar population limit for Beijing earlier this year. Its population is capped at 23 million by 2020.
The tour underscores deepening cooperation between the two countries following a meeting last September between their leaders.
The boarding school caters primarily to students in the elementary grades, though it has an attached kindergarten.
The falling births reflect a decline in the fertility rate that presents a long-term economic and societal challenge for China.
Women's reproductive rights are interconnected with how state and local economies perform, and bans historically occur in underfunded areas.
Wednesday’s vote came after the lower house, the National Assembly, overwhelmingly approved the proposal in January.
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