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NYT7 - (NYT7) PUJIA, China -- July 31, 2004 -- CHINA-DIVIDE-2 -- Unable to pay for his schooling, Zheng Qingming killed himself. His foster mother, left, was retarded, so he was raised by grandparents, Zheng Zili, center, and Ye Ruizhen in Pujia, China in July. After 25 years of economic reforms, China has emerged as one of the world's most unequal societies. The emphasis on building urban manufacturing and financial centers has increasingly left the country's 750 million peasants, two-thirds of the population, behind. (Niva Whyman/The New York Times)

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