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Mother kills her four children and herself in a northwestern village, bringing criticism over China’s handling of poverty

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ore than 82 million people in China, most of them in rural areas, lived on less than $1 a day in 2014. The killer, Yang Gailan, was struggling to support her children on the $500 she received each year from her husband, a migrant worker.
6 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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