Rose Tang: Liquid revolution
From the Standard:
Yu Xiaogang calls himself “a fundamentalist communist” whose mission it is to fight for the “underprivileged.”
His revolutionary bent is strong enough to have led him to join the Burmese Communist Party, alongside other volunteer leftists, to battle Burmese government forces in the jungles across the Chinese border. That war is long over and now the 53-year-old Yu, a slim and unassuming chain-smoker who still lives near Burma, is waging a different struggle this side of the border. His cause? Water.