by Tian Liu
My inspiration comes from the complex realities in Chinese society. As part of the generation born under the “One Child Policy” in China, I grew up wondering, what if I had a twin? When the government changed the policy to allow each couple to have two children in 2016, my family was too old to have grown up with a second child. Although the law lasted for 36 years, within those 36 years, half of the parents in China were allowed to have a second child. My parents were of the other half who were only allowed to have one. This photo story is a reflection of my thoughts on the law and the impact of being the only child.