Poorer rural areas of China have many left-behind children, who are the offspring of migrant workers making a living away from home. Photo: AFPPoorer rural areas of China have many left-behind children, who are the offspring of migrant workers making a living away from home. Photo: AFP
Poorer rural areas of China have many left-behind children, who are the offspring of migrant workers making a living away from home. Photo: AFP

Fewer left behind: China outlines plans to better protect 61m rural children fending for themselves

State Council unveils proposals to address plight of migrant workers’ children in the countryside but one advocate says it’s too little, too late

Poorer rural areas of China have many left-behind children, who are the offspring of migrant workers making a living away from home. Photo: AFPPoorer rural areas of China have many left-behind children, who are the offspring of migrant workers making a living away from home. Photo: AFP
Poorer rural areas of China have many left-behind children, who are the offspring of migrant workers making a living away from home. Photo: AFP
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