Poverty

In July 2015, an elementary school girl's poem entitled 'Tears' appeared on the Internet. (Image:  chinasmack.com )

A Poor Child’s Sad Poem

In July 2015, an elementary school girl’s poem entitled Tears appeared on the Internet. The author of the poem was Liu Yan (pen name), a fourth-grade Yi girl from the Loving Care Elementary School in Daliangshan, Sichuan, China. In the most…

A burglar broke into someone’s house with the intention of stealing valuables, but he found the owner was so poor that he changed his mind. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

A Burglar’s Sympathy

A burglar broke into someone’s house with the intention of stealing valuables, but he found the owner was so poor that he changed his mind. It actually happened near West Lake in China. An intruder with a knife and gloves…

For men, most were afraid of poverty. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

What Do Chinese People Fear?

What are Chinese people afraid of? Web-based Baidu Knows recently published a survey enumerating the top 10 fears of the Chinese people. For men, most were afraid of poverty, while women were most afraid of getting old.

A Haitian woman making dirt cookies. (Screenshot/YouTube)

In Haiti: People Eat Dirt Cookies

While going through my Facebook feed, I noticed a video post from a female friend on dirt cookies. Initially I thought it was a play on words to describe a type of cookie or perhaps a fancy recipe. It turns…

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A Poor Child’s Sad Poem

In July 2015, an elementary school girl’s poem entitled Tears appeared on the Internet. The author of the poem was Liu Yan (pen name), a fourth-grade Yi girl from the Loving…

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Surviving on Garbage in Hong Kong

A recent photo on the Internet showed a white-haired elderly man riding on the subway in Hong Kong with a heavy-duty public garbage bin. The man, 69-year-old Bo Yuan, lives…

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A Burglar’s Sympathy

A burglar broke into someone’s house with the intention of stealing valuables, but he found the owner was so poor that he changed his mind. It actually happened near West…

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What Do Chinese People Fear?

What are Chinese people afraid of? Web-based Baidu Knows recently published a survey enumerating the top 10 fears of the Chinese people. For men, most were afraid of poverty, while…

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In Haiti: People Eat Dirt Cookies

While going through my Facebook feed, I noticed a video post from a female friend on dirt cookies. Initially I thought it was a play on words to describe a…