China's relaxation of the one-child policy is too late for many
One of the things I found hardest to get my head around when I moved with my family to China in 2001 was the country's draconian one-child policy.
Living for two years in this fascinating country was culturally challenging. But as one of a family of 10, I found it impossible to come to terms with what I saw as a heartless and ruthless law which deprived people of one of the most basic of human rights - to have as many children as you want.
It was strange and sad to observe typical family units in restaurants or walking Beijing's packed streets... a mother, father and one child.