Reuters photographer Carlos Barria photographed people born in each year the one-child policy was in effect — and asked if they would like to have a sibling. One child said “I want to have someone to play with.” Another said yes, “because it would be boring for me to stay at home alone.” Others didn’t want a sibling — like a child who said: “No, because I have investigated all my classmates who have brothers or sisters. None of them perform well in their studies.”
Here’s what they all had to say (except the ones too young to speak):
Note: The first few children, due to their age, did not have a response and are only represented in their photographs.