left-behind children

Who’s Watching Left-behind Children?

Liz Carter at Tea Leaf Nation gives a summary of recent debates among weibo users over the safety and education of China’s 60 million “left-behind” children: As reports of sexual assault and even murder of...

Hukou Reform in Spotlight at NPC

What began in the early days of the PRC as a regulatory means to ensure that enough rural labor stayed where it was needed to work the fields, China’s household registration, or hukou system, has long been criticized as...

Documentary: The Life of Rural Chinese Children

This documentary tells about the life of left-behind children in rural China whose parents move to the cities in search of work. These children are taken care of by their grandparents, other relatives or by themselves. Some of...

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