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China Daily / 2020-02 / 14 / Page004

Guideline aims to help more orphans

By LI LEI | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-02-14 00:00

Children without actual guardianship will also be qualified to receive welfare

For years, children whose parents were either incarcerated or undergoing drug rehabilitation have struggled in the care of other relatives, who are often poor and negligent.

But because their parents are alive, they can't live in orphanages or receive government money for orphans, which is four times the basic living allowance they get as impoverished people.

In extreme cases, some of them feel helpless and commit suicide.

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