Street children, there is no place worse than home

| January 2nd, 2012

(From Sohu.com) For most people, there is no place like home. However, in street children rescue and protection centers, there are a considerably large number of children who choose to leave home and try everything they can to stay out. Preventing children from running away becomes an unwritten duty for staffs in the children’s aid centers. Why don’t they want to go home? Poverty, disease, incomplete family, migrant working parents, illegitimate birth or outside-of-state-plan birth, domestic violence etc. push these […]Read more…

Afraid to go home for the New Year

| February 1st, 2011

Chunyun, (春运; Chūnyùn), also referred to as Spring Festival travel season, or Chunyun period, is a period of travel in China with extremely high traffic load around the time of the Chinese New Year.

“Afraid to go home for the New Year”, a song written by He Puxian a drifter singer from Hubei became popular on the Internet recently. In Late January 2011, He Puxian was moved by a family of three walked 266 kilometers home for the Spring Festival (Chinese […]Read more…

“Egg house” is an illegal construction, to be removed

| December 3rd, 2010

(Netease) A Beijing drifter young man named Dai Haifei  built and placed this egg shaped house under the building he works at. He has been living in it for almost 2 months. According to Beijing News, the property sector where the “egg house” is at hoped Dai Haifei will move the “egg house” inside of his company. City Urban Management (Chengguan) of Haidian district said, the little cabin is an illegal construction which should be removed.

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Young man builds egg shaped dwelling in Beijing as his home

| December 1st, 2010

Dai Haifei (戴海飞), 24 years old form Hunan province, built and placed an egg shaped small house in a courtyard in Beijing, as his home. Inspired by his company’s design, Dai Haifei built the “egg” house with bamboo and it only cost him 6,427 yuan. Now he has been living in it for almost 2 month, rent free. The following is his diary on Douban describing how he builds the egg house.

My father works at a construction site; mother is […]Read more…

A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father

| January 9th, 2010

These days, a post titled “A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father” on MOP triggered heated discussions. Poster named “I am a little cat” (我是小猫猫一个) just graduated from college almost for a year. His monthly salary is one thousand yuan (=150 USD) which is less than his peasant worker father’s, so he had been lying to his family about his life… Many netizens related to him and said “You are not lonely”; “Whether you have money […]Read more…