Yueyue’s Plights Shames China: Can Chen Xianmei Restore Face?
WANT to see a man run over two-year-old Yueyue at a hardware market in Foshan, China, and drive off? He’s been arrested. He says he was on the phone and never saw the child.
Want to see 18 people walk past the stricken toddler and do nothing to help her? Want her see her get run over for a second time.
When we first saw this, we thought it was a fake, something created by the Chinese authorities to prick a debate about unity. But it isn’t fake. It’s horribly real.
The video has been a huge deal on Chinese social networks. Not for the horrific injuries sustained by the child, but for the horrific callousness of over a dozen passers-by who ignored the toddler and left her for dead.
Then Rubbish collector Chen Xianmei stepped in.
Yueyue is in intensive care at the General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command.
Says her father:
“What’s up with people these days? They make so many excuses to turn a blind eye. The society is so indifferent, so heartless.”
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