Reuters Photographer Carlos Barria photographed a person born every year that China’s one child policy has been in existence, and asked them if they would have preferred to have siblings. China initiated a one-child policy in 1979 to curb population growth, but has relaxed it in recent months.
"I wish I had a sister. I prefer to have a sister rather than a brother. I have a lot of friends who have a brother and they usually fight with each other. I think it would be very funny but I would prefer to have a sister," said Cai Hua, born in 1979.
"I wish I could have one brother because I am the only child in my family and while I do have lots of cousins, I'm the oldest one. So sometimes I wish I had an older brother to take care of me. Growing up, I think I missed having male role models," said Zhou Y, born in 1981.
Wang Qi'an, born in 2003, said: "No because I have investigated all my classmates who have brothers or sisters. None of them perform well in their studies."
"I'm a single child. I don't want to have any brother or sister. I have cousins, I would say we love each other and we have very good connections. So I never feel I need a brother or a sister," said Liu Yun who was born in 1984.
Liu Yuwei was born in 2006, and said she would like siblings "because I want to play with them."
Yao Jihan was born in 2000, and was indecisive about his preference. "No. I don't know. Maybe, maybe, because it's troublesome. If there is one more person in this house, the room will not be big enough to hold two children. I don't feel lonely because I have a lot of friends."
"I have a cousin. I'd like to have a brother. Because we would be able to play together. I want more friends. We would be able to help each other in our studies," Ding Tieru, born in 2002.
Ding Zhongcheng, who was born in 2008, was open to the idea: "I don't want to have older brothers or sisters or younger ones either, because I don't want them to mess up all the things in the house. If there was a chance that my mother could give birth to older siblings, then I would accept it."