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...

As China Booms, Millions of Children Are Left Behind – WSJ

Wall Street Journal’s page one story on liushou ertong (ÁïôÂÆàÂÑøÁ´•) (photo: left-behind children via BBC News): In a sparsely furnished farmhouse, about a half mile from a main road in the poor, rural province of Anhui, 16-year-old Zhao Yan has lived on her own for more than two years. She goes to school, tends to […]



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