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Old 03-11-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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There are like billion toddlers (exaggerated) in China and they used this picture as an example to talk about toddlers/children in China?

China to loosen one-child policy - One News | TVNZ
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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yeah, thats like a 1/15,000,000 occurrance in China. I teach kids and some of them have dark brown hair, one boy has light brown hair, but the other 250+ kids i teach have jet black hair.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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maybe the ones with the light brown hair have some mongol blood from the Genghis Khan days
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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maybe the ones with the light brown hair have some mongol blood from the Genghis Khan days
There's a good chance that they have some lineage from the Northern provinces, where you find more ethnicities that are an admixture of different groups versus the South, which is supermajority Han. Either that, or within the last couple generations, a foreigner married in; not super common, but it does certainly happen. One of my students' dads is half Russian (he was excited when he met me and asked if I was ethnically Russian), but his daughter just looks like a taller-than-average Han girl.

Also, a lot of children born with lighter hair end up with darker hair as an adult: I had super-blonde, nearly-white hair as a child, but now my hair is dark blonde/light brown with a slight tinge of red (people here in China usually refer to me as being red-haired). Different genes related to growth turn off or on as you get older and affect hair color; you see a fair number of Chinese infants and toddlers who have whispy, medium-to-dark brown hair, but their siblings who are a year or two older will have jet black hair.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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Any couple where one of the parents is only child is now allowed to have 2 children.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:12 PM
 
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Any couple where one of the parents is only child is now allowed to have 2 children.
You're off topic.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:40 AM
 
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You're off topic.
Sorry I read the headline of one child policy. But I will say that when I taught in China I didn't see any Chinese with blue or green eye colors.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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We have a neighbour who is half white half chinese and he has this hair colour too. He got it from his dad. He looks weird because it's the only thing he got from his father since he looks nothing like his father except for his hair.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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When I was a child one of the teachers had light brown hair, so did several students.
It is not too uncommon in China. But the kid in the pic is a little too extreme.
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