6: Urban residents can only have one child due to China’s family planning policy.
The statement is now false. Although, only recently.
As a single child with no brothers or sisters, I had a relatively lonely childhood: always doing my homework alone, playing the piano alone and watching cartoons alone.
But things are different now. To tackle the problem of an aging society, China ended its 35-year-long, onechild policy in 2015, allowing couples to now have two children.
Many mothers have had, or are planning to have, a second baby. Their children will not experience the loneliness of the only child generation.
Half of the participants gave the correct answer. “I know that’s false now,” said Tierney. “The law has changed, and you can have more than one child.”
Vladimir, who believed China is still implementing the one-child policy, said he was surprised after I told him the correct answer. “Anyway, that’s good news,” he commented.