Here's looking at you 1.3 billionth kid


For the last few few days, state-owned news agency Xinhua has been reporting that China's population would reach 1.3 billion on January 6.

Today is January 6. So now Xinhua has a cute little photo story about China's 1.3 billionth citizen, apparently born at 00:02 this morning. Conveniently enough for Xinhua's news team, the baby was born in Beijing.

Xinhua's story is here.

UPDATE: The Xinhua story was edited soon after it was published. It now includes photos of the baby getting an "honorable certificate". Furthermore, lest we forget, a story titled "China to continue its population control policy" has been tacked onto the bottom of the piece.

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