The case of "Snowflake Boy" Wang Fuman, whose story went viral in China - and worldwide - last month, focused attention on the plight of China's 61 million "left-behind" children, whose parents work in faraway cities. A couple with their daughter in
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A couple with their daughter in Picun, a village in the suburbs outside Beijing's Fifth Ring Road, mainly inhabited by blue-collar migrants. Unable to produce a Beijing hukou (household registration) or any other documents needed to gain entry into the local school system, an estimated four out of five migrant children from Picun and other villages attend legally grey private schools, without any of the perks that their Beijing-born peers take for granted, say experts.
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ST PHOTO: LIM YAN LIANG