Backs to the wall, May 14

14 May 2014

It was nothing more than a hole in the wall, two metres above ground, on Kunshan East Road in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province. Yet this tiny space, at the city’s railway station, was home for almost a year for three street children. Recently the local government sealed off the hole, depriving them of even this basic shelter. Two of the boys, both 17, jobless and from broken homes, simply moved on. But for Xiao the story has a happier ending – he was reunited with his father. China Foto Press traced the fortunes of the three.