China: Community embraces orphan – John Kennedy

From Global Voices Online:

Late last month, a husband-wife migrant laborer couple from ’s -stricken Henan province working in Beijing killed themselves, leaving two teenage to fend for themselves. Last week, Beijing-based blogger Li Yuanyuan took her camera and went to the younger child’s school to see how the community has reacted. In less than a week, the post has already received over 1,200 comments and been viewed over 48,000 times….

“When I grow up, I want to send my to people who need help, just like everyone who’s sending me love today.” Standing beside the red box with a face covered in tears, Gong Jinghong gives a deep bow to the more than 1500 people present, many of whom cry as they enthusiastically applaud.
“This was the scene at 3 pm today at the Zhenhua School for Children of Migrant Laborers in Dongxiaokou village, Changping district….[Full Text]

– Photo: Gong Jinghong thanks everyone
– Chinese original post here via Li Yuanyuan’s blog

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