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nnnnn their china's left behind kids whose parents had gone off to big cities for work forced to leave their children behind in remote or rural homes because of strict residency rules often cared for by grandparents , too often neglected and there are an estimated sixty million of them four of these kids died last week after drinking pesticide local media report despair hut in the impoverished central province of guizhou is where the children age five to thirteen lived alone reuters correspondent alexandra harney the soul searching that happened as a result of this story in china is a reflection of the fact that despite two or more decades of really rapid economic growth , inequality is still a really persistent if not an ever bigger issue and we see that through the inequality between regions likely joe where these children lived and the coasts , where their parents worked %HESITATION and a system that drives their parents out in the countryside in into the cities without being able to bring their children for merely because china has ordered an investigation and called for increased supervision so that cases like this don't fall through social security safety net , in twenty twelve five homeless children from the same area died of carbon monoxide poisoning as they sought shelter in this dumpster where they burn charcoal to stay warm but is china's biggest city struggle to cope with a rapid influx of workers and with schools and medical facilities already stretched a solution to bring left behind kids along won't be an easy one for beijing