Cam­paign to pro­tect left-be­hind chil­dren sees results

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As of the end of Au­gust, over 680,000 pre­vi­ously un­su­per­vised “left-be­hind chil­dren” in China’s ru­ral ar­eas have been placed in the cus­tody of guardians, ac­cord­ing to an of­fice af­fil­i­ated to the Min­istry of Civil Af­fairs (MCA).

The term left-be­hind chil­dren refers to chil­dren whose par­ents have left the ru­ral ar­eas to be­come mi­grant work­ers in towns or cities, leav­ing be­hind their chil­dren ei­ther un­su­per­vised or in the care of rel­a­tives or neigh­bors. Since Novem­ber 2016, a total of 11,821 left-be­hind chil­dren who had dropped out of school have now re­sumed their ed­u­ca­tion, ac­cord­ing to the of­fice un­der an in­ter-min­is­te­rial con­fer­ence es­tab­lished by the gov­ern­ment to pro­tect left­be­hind chil­dren. Po­lice na­tion­wide have en­tered 125,377 left-be­hind chil­dren on the na­tional house­hold records, or hukou, who were pre­vi­ously not reg­is­tered.

Po­lice also cau­tioned 90,822 par­ents for not ful­fill­ing their du­ties of tak­ing care of their chil­dren. A total of 282 par­ents were warned, de­tained or fined by po­lice, and 17 were de­prived their guardian­ship by courts, the of­fice said in a state­ment. Xin­hua

Since Novem­ber 2016, a total of 11,821 left-be­hind chil­dren who had dropped out of school have now re­sumed their ed­u­ca­tion, ac­cord­ing to the of­fice un­der an in­ter-min­is­te­rial con­fer­ence es­tab­lished by the gov­ern­ment to pro­tect left-be­hind chil­dren.

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