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One Billion People

On the day I arrived in China the Communist Party announced that Chinese couples were to be permitted to have two children, abandoning its decades-old one-child policy in the face of an ageing workforce and concerns about possible economic repercussions in the future.  The population of China currently stands at around 1.3 billion people.  Here are a few of them.

Queuing for lunch at a food stall in Xi’an
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Hutong in Beijing
Queuing for lunch
Making candy
A perilous pedestrian crossing: don’t expect anything to stop for you
Men about town
Cycling in the smog
A romantic stroll
A young couple shares a bowl of hot pot in a street restaurant
A busy food vendor enjoys a brief lull in trade
A woman tidies the baskets outside her shop
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Chef in Xi’an’s Muslim quarter
Xi’an bird market

 

Bustling city streets
Single child

 

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