Removing social grants will hurl millions into poverty

On August 26 2016, in the small mountain village of Agu located in China’s northern province of Gansu, a 28-year-old mother named Yang Gailan killed her four children and then took her own life by ingesting agricultural chemicals.

The family, comprising of the Yang, her husband, their four children, Yang’s mother and grandmother, lived in conditions that were not fit for human habitation...

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