Shownotes and Links:
China Geeks original article. “Child Beggars and a Revolution of Digital Conscience”
2nd China Geeks post. “The Bizarre Backlash Against Yu Jianrong’s Child Beggar Campaign”
Background music was Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 Crucifixus.
Music at the end was 火柴天堂 meaning Match Heaven about a young child selling matches on the street in China to make money for the family. The chorus in part says, “Who wants to come and buy my matches?”
ChinaSMACK’s article on the topic.
Yu Jian Rong’s actual Sina Weibo account.
Chinese article about the rescues due to Yu Jianrong’s actions.
China Hush’s article about this phenomenon.
The Sinica Podcast did a bit on this story too.
Shanghaiist also participated in the story.
People’s Daily in English had their own take on the story.
CNNGo has a report on the fall of Yu Jianrong.
China Digital Times also chimes in.
You should chime in too! What do you think? Is it a good thing? Is it harassment?