Wen: Give ‘Left-behind’ Children More Love – Xinhua

China Daily’s top story gives attention to “left-behind” rural children living under the care of grandparents, relatives, or a single parent, a result of the rural young choosing to work in cities. Related articles show special effort launched to help ‘left-behind’ children, especially to protect them against crime. Another article reports that the majority of migrant workers wishes to stay in the city. From Xinhua, via China Daily:

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has extended greetings to the “left-behind” children of rural migrant workers in cities ahead of the Children’s Day, which falls on June 1.

During a visit to northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, Wen visited the home of Yang Saike, a primary school boy in a village of Xingping City.

Yang, whose parents were working in the coastal province of Fujian, thousands of kilometers away, was cared for by his grandparents. His parents fail to go home even once a year. [Full Text]

Read also China struggles to bridge rural education gap by Lindsay Beck.


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