China’s brutal one-child policy shaped how millions lived, loved and died

In The News Piece in The Guardian
Oct. 31, 2015

Two years ago, I found myself massaging a complete stranger. He, in turn, rubbed my shoulders, amid the organisers’s cries to “give it a good pounding!”. He and I had been put in a group, made to chant “love slogans” and introduce ourselves in quick succession to a circle of people in avid search of marriage partners.