He Jingling, 12, sold her hair to buy a mobile phone so she could have more contact her migrant worker mother. Photo: Handout

Chinese girl, 12, sells her hair for US$48 to buy phone to call her migrant worker mother

He Jingling was unhappy with seeing her mother just once a year, so she sold her most valuable asset

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He Jingling, 12, sold her hair to buy a mobile phone so she could have more contact her migrant worker mother. Photo: Handout
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Yujing Liu

Yujing Liu

Yujing Liu is a business reporter with a passion for understanding and explaining the fascinating complexities of China’s economy and society. Originally from Beijing, she joined the Post in 2017 after graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in politics and journalism.