A kindly gesture ended up costing three Chinese farmers 5,000 tonnes of white radish. Photo: Weibo

Chinese farmers’ offer of free radishes for locals goes viral … costs them US$42,000

  • Thousands of looters travel from miles around to strip field of 500 tonnes of white radishes after growers tell their neighbours it’s OK to ‘take a few’
  • Police overwhelmed by a torrent of freeloaders, some of whom even live-stream the event
Topic |   China Society

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A kindly gesture ended up costing three Chinese farmers 5,000 tonnes of white radish. Photo: Weibo
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice