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Chinese residents react to lifting of one-child policy

Chinese residents react to lifting of one-child policy

-- "I have looked forward to this for so many years -- even had dreams about it! I cried every time when I woke up and realized it wasn't yet true. I thought it was so unfair. I do not care if the second child is a boy or a girl, at my age, as long as he or she is healthy." -- Su Weihua, 36, of Guangzhou, who has an 8-year-old daughter and wants to have a second child.

-- "I am pleased at being given a choice for us to decide whether we would like to have a child or not. As a father, I very much would like to have a second child, so does my wife. But we need to discuss it carefully and then make the final decision. Many couples at our age have missed the opportunity to have a second child and it is very regrettable." -- Wei Guang, a father of an 8-year-old son in Beijing. Wei is 51 and his wife is in her 30s.

-- "You should be able to choose how many kids to have." The policy change is "sign of respect toward the people." -- Real estate agent Zhang Linghui.

-- "It's good to have siblings, although we're used to small families. City life is expensive and Beijing houses are really small." Beijing office worker Feng Jun, who said she was unmarried and will decide later how many children to have.

Updated : 2021-09-28 20:54 GMT+08:00