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Who cares for 'left-behind' children?

( Updated: 2016-06-04 09:39

LeonardWong (Singapore)

According to English law, their parents are guilty of gross negligence, for ignoring all factors of emotional well-being, nutrition and physical development

It carries a sentence of 10 years and is equal to involuntary manslaughter.

But Chinese laws differ and have different guidelines on what is legal. Also... children may not follow their parents as the hukou may not allow them to study in schools outside of their county. Perhaps amendments to existing policies could be made to protect children better? In any case, irresponsible parents should be punished.

Who cares for 'left-behind' children?

Qin Xiaohui, plays games with his friends in a field in Balie village of Dahua Yao autonomous county, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on July 5, 2012.[Photo/Xinhua]

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