60 million children in China grow up without parents

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60 million children in China grow up without parents

June 1st marks International Children’s Day. But not every child lives in comfort and happiness.

China currently has 60 million left behind children – meaning, they grow up in the countryside half abandoned by parents who live-and-work elsewhere.

The alarming number reveals just one of the many costs of China’s economic expansion. CCTV’s Guan Yang reports.

60 million children in China grow up without parents

60 million children in China grow up without parents

June 1st marks International Children’s Day. But not every child lives in comfort and happiness. China currently has 60 million left behind children – meaning, they grow up in the countryside half abandoned by parents who live-and-work elsewhere.