Topic: Wang Feng
The 'side effects' of what was long a pillar of Chinese policy have been severe. But Chinese families' responses to the shift may surprise.
One-child policy: China eased its one-child policy for the first time in three decades. But attitudes about children and family size are changing, and fewer couples want more than one child.
One child per family is all the Chinese government currently permits its urban citizens – rural families are allowed two children if the firstborn is a girl. The highly unpopular policy should be phased out, according to a new report by a Chinese government think tank.