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Left-behind children draws social concern

2012-05-23 07:23:16 GMT2012-05-23 15:23:16(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Children whose parents have left hometown to work in cities play after class at the Siyuan School at Dashi Village of Guandao Township in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 22, 2012. (Xinhua/He Junchang)

Bao Jingru, a young girl whose parents have left hometown to work in cities, reads books at a library in Siyuan School at Dashi Village of Guandao Township in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 22, 2012. (Xinhua/He Junchang)

Children whose parents have left hometown to work in cities play games at the entertainment center of the Siyuan School at Dashi Village of Guandao Township in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 22, 2012.(Xinhua/He Junchang)

Zhu Jie (C), whose parents have left hometown to work in cities, reads the text with her classmates at the Siyuan School at Dashi Village of Guandao Township in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 22, 2012.(Xinhua/He Junchang)

Xing Fengyu holds a video chat online with his mother who works in east China's Anhui Province at the Siyuan School at Dashi Village of Guandao Township in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 22, 2012.(Xinhua/He Junchang)

A total of 320 children, accounting for 65.9 percent of the whole students, study and live in the boarding school Siyuan School at Dashi Village of Guandao Township in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province while their parents work in faraway cities.

 

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