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Easing of China one-child policy too late for those who lost only child

 Reuters 30 November 2019

In October 2015, China scrapped its one-child policy, allowing couples to have two children for the first time in more than three decades. But for those who have already lost the only child the government allowed them to have, the decision comes too late. Reuters speaks to devastated mother Cui Wenlan, who is among more than a million grieving Chinese parents who now feel adrift in a country where parents traditionally rely on their children to look after them in old age. (333 Words) - By Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Zheng Qing hugs her dead son's favourite jacket as she shows it to reporters during an interview at her house in Zhangjiakou, China, November 22, 2019. Fan Lifeng, the son of Fan Guohui and his wife Zheng Qing, both aged 56, was born in 1984 and died from a car accident in 2012. Fan Guohui has petitioned the government to give "shidu" parents, those whose only child has died, moral and financial support. Zheng Qing said the couple was "emotionally ruined". Credit: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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