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  • Institutional supply shortages key to left-behind children problem
    Institutional supply shortages key to left-behind children…

    For a long time, big cities have tried to block out the migrant population by setting high bars for obtaining permanent residency, but high incomes in big cities have been continuing to lure migrants.

  • Migrant-worker poets adapt to society through writing
    Migrant-worker poets adapt to society through writing

    Chen Nianxi, a demolition worker turned poet who spent some 16 years of his life in and out of mining sites across China, earned the nickname “Blaster Poet” with his early poem “Demolition Mark” describing his life as a demolitionist. Photo: GLOBALPEOPLE.COM.CN “Migrant-worker poets” have emerged in the industrial areas of the Pearl River Delta region, a…

  • New-era writers transcend town literature tradition
    New-era writers transcend town literature tradition

    In the wake of China's reform and opening up, writers have managed to make an aesthetic correlation between two distinct cultural forms, namely the demotic life of townsfolk and the literati culture, spawning a creative artistic imagination. This is an important reason for why town literature can produce a defamiliarization effect and gain traction in the new era.

  • Rule of law vital to construction of social credit system
    Rule of law vital to construction of social credit system

    A group of girls display their scores on Sesame Credit, a credit rating system developed by Ant Financial, a subsidiary of the internet giant Alibaba. Scores on the system offer reference on the social credit of its users. Photo: FILE The healthy and stable development of the economy and society necessitates the construction of a social credit system. In the face of an increasingly diverse p…