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College student death spark concerns about poverty in China

A 24-year old college student name Wu Huayan died because of malnutrition in southwestern China. She died because she was too poor to afford adequate food and experienced malnutrition.

At 24 years old, Wu was only 135 centimeters tall (4.4 feet) and weighed just 21.6 kilograms (48 pounds) before her death.

On Monday she died at the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University in the city of Tongren.

Both of Wu’s parents had died and she was living with her younger brother. They all are surviving on a social security program allowance of 300 yuan (US$43.5) per month.

Her brother had a mental illness. Wu had adopted an extremely economical lifestyle to save money to help care for him.

It was reported that Wu only ate rice with mixed chilies. She skipped breakfast daily because she cannot afford it. She was admitted to the hospital after her legs became swelled.

A doctor said her heart valve was seriously injured. Her surgery would cost over 200,000 yuan (US$29,000).

China is the second-largest economy in the world, with a GDP of US$13.6 trillion in 2018. However, the country’s journey of economic development has created great inequality between mega-cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, & rural areas.

Various people said that it is hard to imagine that some people still do not have access to proper food even though it is already 2020.

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