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Meet Zhu, one of China’s left-behind children

Like millions of Chinese migrant workers, 13-year-old Zhu Chengyu’s mother left their hometown to seek work in a southeast coastal city five years ago, and his father died at the same year. At that moment, Zhu became a “left-behind child”, which is the Chinese term to describe children left behind in rural areas under the care of relatives after their parents emigrate to the city in search of better work.

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