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...

Migration Patterns Change, Children Still Left Behind

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...

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