Bloomberg’s Sharon Chen and Dandan Li provide an overview of recent changes to China’s hukou residency permit system, which for decades has tightly controlled citizens’ rights to settle and receive public...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 16, 2016
China’s State Council has unveiled a series of proposals aiming to protect the estimated 61...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 12, 2015
The deaths—by suicide, violent attack, or apparent accident—of children in rural areas have...
by Natalie Ornell | Jan 17, 2014
Celia Hatton reports for the BBC on children born outside China’s “one-child”...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 17, 2014
The Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Browne examines the situation of China’s...
by Cindy | Dec 31, 2013
William Wan at The Washington Post tells the story of China’s “left-behind...
by Josh Rudolph | May 2, 2012
An article in Foreign Policy provides an intimate encounter with the family of 38-year-old Huang Dongyan, one of the 200 million migrant workers helping to fuel China’s economic miracle by bearing its brunt: When Huang...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 17, 2011
A makeshift school bus designed to carry nine people was instead carrying 62 children and two adults when it crashed in Gansu, killing 18 of the preschoolers and the two adults aboard. Many of the students were children of...
by Sophia Cao | Feb 16, 2009
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...
by Michael Zhao | Jan 24, 2007
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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