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.
Chinese netizens weigh in:
A poll on Weibo showed that roughly 60% would consider a second child, and 40% wouldn't.
Many shared their experiences with forced labor camps. This essay became popular.
This "dummy's guide" to the reforms became popular:
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