Shenyang, Liaoning province, will provide subsidies to local parents who have a third child, according to an implementation plan issued by the Health Commission of Shenyang and the Shenyang Finance Bureau.
Under the plan, which took effect on Jan 20, each family can receive 500 yuan ($73) per month until their third child turns 3 years old, according to the commission's website. The plan was published online on Tuesday.
Eligibility for the subsidy requires that both parents — and the third child — be registered as permanent residents of Shenyang.
The money will be distributed once a year, covering July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
Many places in China, include Panzhihua, Sichuan province, Jinan, Shandong province, and Linze county, Gansu province, have rolled out similar policies to encourage families to have more children since central authorities issued a directive in 2021 aimed at improving the country's birth policies and promoting long-term and balanced population development.
In Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, both the second and third child in a family will be covered by subsidies. A one-time subsidy of 5,000 yuan will be provided to families with a second child, while 20,000 yuan will be provided for the third, according to a report in Hongxing News.