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According to statistics from the All China's Women's Foundation, one in five children nationally – an estimated 61 million children – grow up without one or both parents.Only a third of the left-behind children see their parents once or twice a year, usually during the Chinese New Year, and many don't even get a phone call for a year which makes them feel unloved and isolated from their parents.The children left at their parents' homes are usually left in their grandparents' care, in situations that are not usually the most convenient for the development of the children. Children's wellbeing and education suffer as a result of this situation. To better protect the wellbeing and healthy development of the children left behind, the Chinese government issued a regulation on Jan. 1, 2015 . Many left-behind children's grandparents are often illiterate and, as a consequence, the children's education may be affected.The future for these children (called "black children") is very dire and requires immediate attention.
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