6: Ur­ban res­i­dents can only have one child due to China’s fam­ily plan­ning pol­icy.

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CITY PANORAMA -

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.

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