03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nearly 2,000 Officials Caught Breaking China's One-Child Rule

Nearly 2,000 officials in central China's Hunan province have been caught breaking China's strict one-child policy, state media reported Sunday.

China's family planning policy, implemented in the late 1970s, limits most urban couples to one child and rural families to two in an attempt to control population growth and conserve natural resources in the world's most populous country.