Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Seven-year-old delivery boy causes outrage in China
Seven-year-old delivery boycauses outrage in China
By George Pierpoint, BBC UGC and Social NewsAnd Kerry Allen, BBC Monitoring
16 January 2018
The story of a seven-year-old orphan working as a delivery boy in China has ignited a debate about child poverty and access to education in the country.
A video, posted on the Pear Video website, shows the young boy - nicknamed "Little Li" by social media users - delivering parcels in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao.
It has been viewed 18 million times.
Pear Video reports Little Li was orphaned after his father passed away and his mother remarried and lost contact with him. The seven-year-old has been living with his father's friend since the age of three.
While China's state-run media often attempts to control discussions about certain social issues, the plight of poor and abandoned children is a topic that has been widely covered by official outlets, such as China Daily.
A typical comment read: "From the 'Ice Boy' to a delivery boy, these are all the children of poor families."
Speaking to China Daily, an English-language state-run news organisation, the director of a local children's charity confirmed Little Li was now staying with them and will receive support in accessing education.
Reflecting on the attention social media can shine on the stories of children living in poverty, one user wrote: "Some things that are trending [on Weibo] have a good response, such as the Ice Boy and the Delivery Boy, they've received enthusiastic help from users, who have extended their hearts into the mountains [rural regions]."