(NBC News) Despite China announcing changes to its strict one-child policy, many young parents say they will not choose to have a second child due to the high cost of living in modern-day China.
"Giving birth to a second child is not difficult, but we do not have the energy anymore," said Wang Tao, a 35-year-old native of Beijing, who is married and has a 5-year-old daughter.
"We lack a safe social net to support a family with two children," Wang added. "China doesn't provide a pension or free education," he said while ticking off a list of things that make having a larger family a financial burden.
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