'Reallocated' child in China shines spotlight on aftershocks of country's one-child policy

A photo from March 25, 2001, shows a billboard encouraging couples to have only one child, in Beijing. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - Deng Xiaozhou had just turned one when he was forcibly taken away from his parents in 1990, as his family had breached China's one-child policy.

He was the seventh child and his parents could not afford the 6,000 yuan fine to keep him, so the authorities "reallocated" him to another home, local media reported in early July.

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