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9 Ways Life Will Change In China, According To Government Plans

Forced labor camps and one-child policy to be abolished, according to officials. "But I can't even afford one child," says Weibo commenters.

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Last Friday, Chinese officials convened for a once-a-decade summit to set their long-term goals. Their announcements baffled many domestic and Western observers. The state-controlled People's Daily tried to explain them in plainer language, some of which we've translated below:

Chinese stocks soared after the announcement, though many pundits are skeptical of the reform's sincerity. Most read it as an economic reform with a few possible humanitarian garnishes. Some top economists question its economic viability as well.

Read further on these policies' possible impact in China.

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