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New research finds China’s one-child rule hurts society

BEIJING — They’re called ‘‘little emperors’’ — the children born in China under a law that generally limits urban families to having just one child.

They grow up as the sole focus of doting parents. How does this affect them? What does it mean to Chinese society if generations of kids are raised this way?

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