Ma Jun, 36, selling on a street corner in Beijing. He must pay 9,000 yuan a month towards settling his debts. Photo: SCMP Pictures Ma Jun, 36, selling on a street corner in Beijing. He must pay 9,000 yuan a month towards settling his debts. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Ma Jun, 36, selling on a street corner in Beijing. He must pay 9,000 yuan a month towards settling his debts. Photo: SCMP Pictures

University drop-out lost millions speculating on futures; now selling roses in Beijing to pay off debts

Ma Jun quit school to devote himself to online trading. He lost big when his bets went sour, which forced his mum to sell a family flat. But he’s eager to get back in the game

Ma Jun, 36, selling on a street corner in Beijing. He must pay 9,000 yuan a month towards settling his debts. Photo: SCMP Pictures Ma Jun, 36, selling on a street corner in Beijing. He must pay 9,000 yuan a month towards settling his debts. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Ma Jun, 36, selling on a street corner in Beijing. He must pay 9,000 yuan a month towards settling his debts. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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