• Chris McMillan

Blind farmer faces life head on with a smile

China Daily


27th August 2022


Blind farmer faces life head on with a smile


When asked whether he would still come to this life if he knew the hardships that await him, Zhang Xiping, a 58-year-old blind egg farmer, smiled and said, "Of course I would come! I accept what is mine. Even if I know what it's going to be like beforehand, I would come and live it to the fullest."


Zhang was selected to be one of the 2022 Chinese Filial Piety figures during the 8th Chinese Filial Piety Cultural Festival held in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province earlier this month, according to chinanews.com.


He has been raising chickens and selling eggs to support his adopted daughter and now 87-year-old mother for the past 38 years.


For nearly four decades, he has maintained a single daily routine, waking up at 5 am in the morning, riding a bus for two hours, and walking from street to street to sell his farm produce.


https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202208/26/WS6308556aa310fd2b29e74734.html


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