Story highlights CNN’s Steven Jiang grew up as a member of the first generation of China’s one-child policy He says he didn’t question the strict policy until he began covering an activist opposed to it China’s leaders hope to combat problems of aging society and economic slowdown, he says Beijing (CNN)Growing up in Shanghai in the 1980s, I never thought much of the fact that most of my classmates were only children. Years later I realized that I belonged to the first generation of China’s strict one-child family planning policy, which started in the late 1970s and remained largely intact until the ruling Communist Party decided to scrap it Thursday to allow married couples nationwide to have two children. READ: China one-child policy to end My classmates and I all lived close to school — in narrow alleyways lined with three-story houses, each with multiple families packed in. We studied and played together all the time — none experiencing the loneliness that later generations of the single-child policy were said to suffer in high-rise apartments. CNN’s Steven Jiang aged about 2 with his mom and dad, Jane Zhang and Zhaorong Jiang. It was a simpler time when almost everyone in… Read full this story
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