Tong Zhanhai, a local farmer in the village of Xihaigu hopes that his children will one day leave their hometown to find a better life elsewhere. Every year during wheat harvest, Tong leaves his home to work elsewhere in order to pay for his children’s education.
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Waterfront Cities of the World
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