How far would you go to comfort your ill mother? - SupChina

How far would you go to comfort your ill mother?

Zhu Mengxun, age 58, is a street flutist in Guilin, in southern China’s Guangxi Province.

He has been dressing as his deceased sister for 20 years to comfort his mother,

who began suffering from mental illness when her daughter died from leukemia.

While the family receives a government allowance of $74 every month, Zhu plays the flute to bring in extra income.

He says that all of his female clothes are donations from other people.

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Jia Guo

Jia Guo is from the coastal city of Qingdao. She has an M.A. in multimedia journalism from NYU and has worked at Facebook and Bloomberg TV in New York City.