Pupils gather at the school gates of Xianghe primary school in Guangxi province. There are an estimated 60 million “left- behind" children – about the population of Italy – in China's countryside whose parents have moved to the cities to find jobs. Photo: AFP

China’s ‘left-behind children’ at higher risk of life of crime, study finds

Researcher calls for urgent action to help children left to fend for themselves in impoverished rural regions while their parents seek work in the cities

Topic |   Left-behind children in China

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Pupils gather at the school gates of Xianghe primary school in Guangxi province. There are an estimated 60 million “left- behind" children – about the population of Italy – in China's countryside whose parents have moved to the cities to find jobs. Photo: AFP
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