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China's Young Migrants Bring Addictions Home

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China's Young Migrants Bring Addictions Home

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China's Young Migrants Bring Addictions Home

China's Young Migrants Bring Addictions Home

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Among the Yi people of Southwest China, children as young as 13 are fleeing poverty in remote villages and heading to big cities in search of work. Unable to handle the challenges of urban life, many return home, and bring heroin addictions and AIDS back with them.