These kids live in rundown rural areas where the rivers
are contaminated, the crops
are genetically modified, the houses are from time to
demolished, the education is neglected, the healthcare
is often non-existed, and more sadly, their parents are not
around. They are truly free-range kids but not organically
Then why their parents have to go to cities to find jobs,
leaving their farmland
uncultivated and their offspring unattended? Because
the multinationals need
cheap labours to make their products more competitive. Then
government allows this situation to continue? Because
the multinationals have their allies
in Chinese government. Then why their Chinese allies
China's future? Because they either have
no love for Chinese nation, or they are blackmailed
into compliance, or both.
Premier Wen: Feeling blue?
Okay, I've got the blue for you
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao gives this poor
village boy, seemingly not being properly fed, a new
school bag as his present. The boy thanks Wen Jiabao for
his generous offer. The bag was purchased with Chinese
tax payers' money, which includes the amount contributed
by the boy's parents who are forced to work as peasant
labours on slavery wages in city, leaving the boy behind
in the village.
When the boy looks back (反思) on the
staged meeting with Wen
Jiabao after he grows up, he may write a blue (bag) song:
Used to be so easy to give my heart away.
But I found out the hard way,
There's a price I have to pay,
It's a road that leads to pain.
Jiabao looks back (反思) on the staged meeting with the
boy after he retires to other time-space, he may create
his second poem:
I saw your face just whiles ago,
So quick the old has been replaced by the new.
Even though my days long go,
I've still got the blues for you.