While China's cities boom, rural communities offer little employment. Parents are forced to move to economic hubs, where they cannot afford to send their children to school. What becomes of the children who don't see their parents for years on end?
In a rare move, President Xi Jinping and his ideology have been officially adopted to the Communist Party constitution. The move hints at Xi's plans to be China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
Expansion of the world's second-largest economy has cooled slightly, fresh figures from the national statistics office have shown. But there's no sign of instability as the Communist Party Congress is in full swing.
The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China will further strengthen President Xi Jinping's position. He wants to be seen to be as important as the reformer Deng Xiaoping, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has kicked off the country's 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Xi, who told his audience the party needed to reinvigorate itself, is expected to shake up the Politburo.
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