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An American in China

Children of Chinese Migrant Workers Cannot Go to School

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 16, 2013


China likes to tout that all of its children go to school, which is a lie. Like most of what Beijing say, ii is far from the truth. In Guangdong province, one-half of all migrant laborers children cannot go to school die to hukou restrictions.

Hukuou, is an archaic system meant to separate the peasants from city dwellers and create a caste system which still survives.

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