When I first moved here I thought this poster on the side of a building in Dengguan was just another advertisement. After my reading improved, I realized it was a one-child policy propaganda poster: “Mother only gave birth to me.” I don’t completely understand the exact meaning of the words on the side bars, but it translates to “stabilize low birth level, develop villager autonomy.” They need to update this poster now that China has established a new two-child policy. The consensus about the new policy amongst most students who I have talked to is that the new policy is very good. The old policy was also very good. The government has made good policy decisions for them. Many people want to have two children, though they are worried that they might not be able to afford it.

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