The re-appearance online of a famous child lookalike of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma begging for money from stopped cars in traffic has reignited a debate on child exploitation by families and the entertainment industry in China. Photo: SCMP Composite
The re-appearance online of a famous child lookalike of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma begging for money from stopped cars in traffic has reignited a debate on child exploitation by families and the entertainment industry in China. Photo: SCMP Composite

‘Little Jack Ma’: Chinese child double of diminutive billionaire seen begging for money in traffic, reigniting online debate over exploitation

  • 15-year-old Fan Xiaoqin, who first became an internet star in 2015, has re-surfaced begging for money in busy traffic in southeast China
  • Angry online observers slam his family and ‘greedy capitalists’ over ‘exploitation’ and demand he be given a proper education

The re-appearance online of a famous child lookalike of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma begging for money from stopped cars in traffic has reignited a debate on child exploitation by families and the entertainment industry in China. Photo: SCMP Composite
The re-appearance online of a famous child lookalike of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma begging for money from stopped cars in traffic has reignited a debate on child exploitation by families and the entertainment industry in China. Photo: SCMP Composite
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