Zhang Xinyi and her brother Shizheng were left in the care of her grandparents after the children’s parents went to work in Shenzhen. Photo: Simon Song
Zhang Xinyi and her brother Shizheng were left in the care of her grandparents after the children’s parents went to work in Shenzhen. Photo: Simon Song

Revisiting China’s village of left-behind children after suicides that shocked nation

A village in Bijie city, where four siblings took their own lives is one of many poverty-stricken areas where families are still being torn apart by the need to seek work elsewhere

Zhang Xinyi and her brother Shizheng were left in the care of her grandparents after the children’s parents went to work in Shenzhen. Photo: Simon Song
Zhang Xinyi and her brother Shizheng were left in the care of her grandparents after the children’s parents went to work in Shenzhen. Photo: Simon Song
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