Du Yongsheng, Chang Wenxuan and Shi Zhengang, all aged 10, are the only remaining pupils at the primary school in Lumacha village, in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Photo: Tom Wang

Rural exodus leaves a shrinking Chinese village full of ageing poor, and only three children

A mountainous farming region in one of China’s poorest provinces feels the drain as young parents migrate to the cities, and those left behind struggle

Topic |   Poverty in China

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Du Yongsheng, Chang Wenxuan and Shi Zhengang, all aged 10, are the only remaining pupils at the primary school in Lumacha village, in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Photo: Tom Wang
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