This is a 13-year old boy, living in the
world's second-biggest economy ...
This is a 14-year od girl. Why she's
not at school but emerges in a dark and dirty and dangerous
coal mine tunnel? Is she taking a geology lesson so one day
she may become a premier? Or is she just taking a sight seeing
tour in a natural environment like what Premier
Wen Jiabao did in Iceland?
The answer is neither. It all because she
doesn't have a grandma
with many diamonds or a father
with many satellites, so she has to work as a child labour
to support herself and probably her father and her grandma.
Each day she crawls in and out of this narrow and long tunnel
more than 50 times, just to earn 30 yuans which is about
This natural environment where some Chinese kids work
full time does not have clear water or beautiful steam around,
like the one called Strokkur geyser in Iceland where Chinese
premier spent his wonderful time with.
She cannot afford hiking boots but she does put on a pair
of trousers in communist red each day when she goes to appreciate
resource deep down...
... and share her appreciation with others by dragging
the natural resource onto the group.
This is the place this child labour sleeps
with his adult workmates, from where he can easily appreciate
the stars and satellites at night.
This is this child labour's daily meal which
does not include free
milk and free egg.
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