China's Short-Changing Its Future

A third of Chinese kids are growing up without both parents and suffering as a result.

Children of migrants show the effects of separation.

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It would be hard to exaggerate the short-term challenges China faces as it tries to keep up growth, trim debt, slash overcapacity and prevent unemployment -- all without crashing the economy. If anything, though, the long-term challenges are even tougher. And the government's own policies aren't making them any easier.

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