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China's Family Planning Rules: A Legacy of Invisible Children
Strict family planning measures were introduced in China in the late 70s and early 80s to slow population growth, including a “one child policy”. The latest national census in 2010 shows that China has 13 million unregistered people and most are children born outside the family planning rules. In 2016, the family planning rules were relaxed and the one-child policy was dropped. However, it is still unclear what this means for children who were born before the changes. This film tells three personal stories: Yang Zhizhu has a second child and campaigns against the family planning rules; Li Xue, 23, has spent her entire life unregistered because she is a second child; Liu Chunyan is a single mother with a daughter born outside marriage. It is an intimate portrait of three people who have struggled with the restrictive rules.
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