China`s only children

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Jiejin Qiu, is six months pregnant. Under China’s one-child policy Qiu, and others like her, could expect to have just one baby. Since being introduced in 1979, the policy has resulted in a generation of only children. The state estimates that 400 million births have been averted since 1980, saving scarce food resources and helping to pull families out of poverty.

Carlos Barria/Reuters

Reuters Photographer Carlos Barria photographed a person born in each year China’s one child policy has been in existence; from a man born in 1979, to baby Huang Aiting (pictured above) born in 2013. Barria asked them if they would like to have siblings.

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