Widowed at the age of 36, Liu Zhuanqin from China’s impoverished Ningxia region is trying to raise five daughters (three of them pictured) on just 80 yuan (US$12) a day. Photo: Handout

The forgotten farm families in Beijing’s anti-poverty campaign: how China’s rural poor fall through the cracks

A single mother who was denied government aid in northwestern China rejected her neighbours’ idea that she sell her daughters: ‘I will carry on, no matter how hard life is’

Topic |   Poverty in China

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Widowed at the age of 36, Liu Zhuanqin from China’s impoverished Ningxia region is trying to raise five daughters (three of them pictured) on just 80 yuan (US$12) a day. Photo: Handout
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