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Parents in Tianjin will be able to enjoy more time with their newborns and extra annual child care leave after a revision to the municipal population and family planning regulation was passed by the city's legislature on Monday.
Under the revised regulation, paid maternity leave will be extended by two months, from 98 days to 158 days, and both parents will be entitled to ten days of paid child care leave every year before their child turns 3.
The revision was approved by the standing committee of the Tianjin Municipal People's Congress to bring the local regulation in line with the amendment of China's Population and Family Planning Law in August.
It also clarified the legal rights of couples to have three children, and authorized the municipal and district governments to implement measures related to financing, taxes, insurance, education, housing and employment to ease the burden on families that are raising children.
The revised regulation took effect immediately.