October 18, 20123 Comments

China’s ‘Basketball Grandma’ fighting aging and poverty becomes Internet star

Zhu Shumei, 76, has captured Chinese net users’ hearts lately. Standing only 150 cm tall (5 ft.), the hunchbacked granny plays basketball every day on a university campus in Jinhua, Zhejiang in East China. After photos of her exercising got viral on Chinese social media, netizens gave her a lovely nickname: “Basketball Grandma.” However, her life is not as sunny as she seems.

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February 22, 20123 Comments

School building funded by donation rented to car dealer, driving students to tile-roofed house

From NetEase Only two weeks after an elementary school built with donations from by Hong Kong philanthropist Run Run Shaw went into use, members of the committee that administers the rural village in northwest China leased out the building to an auto dealership for 10 years. About a hundred students enrolled at the school have [...]

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March 7, 20112 Comments

12-year-old leukemia patient dies; mother plans to return remainder of donation to public

From NetEase and IFENG She was dubbed “grateful girl,” because after she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the end of 2009 and received donation from her school, she felt obliged to express her gratitude. She went back to school to thank classmates and teachers who helped her, and in front of the entire [...]

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