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Audio Slideshow: Being an only child
On the cusp of growing up, how much of a voice do teenagers have? How much of a voice should they have? Who do they think are the dominant influences in their lives?

Seventeen yearl old, Nie Dee tells us what it's like being an only child in Beijing.

She obeys her parents now, but hopes to make her own decisions in the future.

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