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'My family unit feels complete with 1 child,' says mum in China who has 5-year-old son

Ms Li Ji with her husband, Mr Lv Yue Feng, and their only child, five-year-old Lv Yi Ming. The couple are not planning to have another child despite the policy change, citing financial concerns.
Ms Li Ji with her husband, Mr Lv Yue Feng, and their only child, five-year-old Lv Yi Ming. The couple are not planning to have another child despite the policy change, citing financial concerns.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LI JI

BEIJING - When Ms Li Ji's five-year-old son found out that his classmate has a younger sibling, he asked his parents for a younger sister to play with.

"My husband and I thought about it but decided not to have another child because we really cannot afford it," said Ms Li, 34.

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