World Champion Gymnast Begging on Beijing's Subways

He was a gold medal winning gymnast who trained around the clock from the age of 5 to make a better life for himself. But these days, 27-year-old Zhang Shangwu can be found performing acrobatics on street corners or panhandling in Beijing's subways. Last week a Chinese blogger, who goes by the name Wind Wave, recognized Zhang and wrote a post about his street performances: "Every day he is there before I get to the office. And when I go home at 8 p.m. he is still thereā€¦ the state has abandoned...Full Story
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