China will waive its one-child policy for some survivors of this month's deadly quakes, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The 3-decade-old rule meant that many of the 65,000-plus victims of the disaster were only children; parents whose kids were killed or injured will be eligible for permission to have another child.
"As well as all the dead, so many people have been disabled. If it's a kid how can you be sure that she'll be taken care of properly in a few years, when people forget the quake?" says a local farmer whose daughter lost both her legs.