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Lang Lang plays for rural left-behind children in China's Gansu Province / Xinhua

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Chinese piano virtuoso Lang Lang has given a concert to raise funds for rural left-behind children in Gansu Province. The internationally-acclaimed pianist played works by Debussy's Ballade and Chopin at the two-hour concert Sunday in the Hui autonomous prefecture of Linxia. Hundreds of local primary school students, many "left-behind" themselves, and entrepreneurs from across the country were in the audience. The term "left-behind" describes rural children whose parents are away from home, usually working in the cities, left in the care usually of grandparents. The enterpreneurs donated 6 million yuan (870,000 U.S. dollars) to public welfare projects for the children, including free music lessons.

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