Long Guotao, 11, cleans the street so his cleaner mother (seated left) can go home early, in China’s southern Guizhou province. Photos of the schoolboy’s efforts melted hearts when a passer-by posted them on Weibo, China’s Twitter. Photo: Weibo

Poor and ugly: Chinese net users have just summed up 2018

  • The made-up character sums up the reality of many Chinese and contrasts dramatically with the “tall, rich and handsome” at the other end of the social spectrum
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Long Guotao, 11, cleans the street so his cleaner mother (seated left) can go home early, in China’s southern Guizhou province. Photos of the schoolboy’s efforts melted hearts when a passer-by posted them on Weibo, China’s Twitter. Photo: Weibo
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