Unfairly Poor in China
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough ~William Shakespeare
China is a country of shocking divides. (see unequal distribution of wealth in China) This is a story to look very briefly into this issue:
Ice Cream or Dinner
You duck into the little convenience store, face bronzed by the fierce sun obviously far away from Shanghai. Lightly balancing about a dozen rolls and several large onion stalks, you immediately go for the cheapest spicy vegetable pack you can find.
Taking the pack to the counter, you carefully count out the one and a half kuai from the bills you carefully carry around at all times, and that you need to pay for the little vegetable pack. It’s less than the money you would need to buy a magnum ice cream bar, all for dinner.
You’ve worked hard all day and all of your life, and this is all you can afford.
Is it fair to work so hard and still have so little in China?