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>> In Urban China, huge numbers of migrants fall though the cracks. Poverty is a key policy issue for President Xi Jinping who pledged to lift 70 million Chinese below the poverty line out of hardship by 2020. That campaign has accelerated ahead of the Communist Party's five year congress this month.
But since benefits can only be collected in a worker's registered home location, migrants like Wong Ching have largely missed out. She's illiterate, earning money by collecting and reselling garbage and working to feed three.>>
> Rent has more than doubled here since I started. I still need to pay the school fees for the child and her food and drink everyday.
I can't take it, my whole body aches, I can't earn the money, I think about this every day.>> Wong toils for 16 hours a day nearly every day, she says local corruption won't let her claim benefits in her home province. Chinese officials are frank about the uphill battle ahead, they readily admit their program is only focused on the most pressing problems of the severely rural poor.
For those floating just above the poverty line, its unclear when or if their lives will shift from a daily hand to mouth struggle.