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China closes migrant worker schools

1 September 2011 Last updated at 03:00 BST

Thousands of migrant workers' children in Beijing have been left with no school to attend after officials abruptly closed their schools.

State media said some 14,000 children in three districts of the Chinese capital had been hit.

Officials said the schools had not met safety standards or were unapproved.

The move has sparked concern over discrimination against the children of migrant workers, who are not allowed to attend state-funded schools.

Michael Bristow reports.