Europeans new to Asia would sometimes spurn the use of rickshaws – and sedan chairs – because they felt it demeaning to be transported by human beasts of burden. How did that help rickshaw pullers feed their families?
Jason Wordie
Opinion

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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How guilt has often driven Hong Kong’s privileged do-gooders

Well-meaning individuals from affluent, Western societies often cannot help but try to ‘save’ Hong Kong’s poor and downtrodden, yet all they can offer are Band-Aid solutions to much deeper problems

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Europeans new to Asia would sometimes spurn the use of rickshaws – and sedan chairs – because they felt it demeaning to be transported by human beasts of burden. How did that help rickshaw pullers feed their families?
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