Chinese Mothers - Xinran
We started this segment with a poem by a Chinese writer named Xinran. It reflects the longing that many Chinese mothers feel for the daughters who are no longer part of their lives. China's one-child policy has had a devastating impact on Chinese girls.
But it has also left many Chinese women facing heart-breaking decisions about the daughters who are born to them. Xinran has collected some of those stories in a new book, called Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love. Xinran was in London, England.
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