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China's lonely parents tell of loss of only children as family holiday nears

By Reuters | Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:32 AM

By Grace Li

HONG KONG, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Chinese travel far and wide to join their families for the Lunar New Year holiday, but for 60-year-old Xie, whose only child died seven years ago, China's biggest holiday is a reminder that she faces old age with little in the way of financial support.

Her daughter, Juanjuan, was 29 when she died, leaving her parents in the ranks of China's more than a ...

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