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(People's Daily Online)

15:02, January 22, 2013

Jin Daodong, 27, night-market vendor (Photo/People's Daily Online)

Edited and translated by Chen Lidan, Huang Jin and Wang Xin, People's Daily Online.

•Name: Jin Dadong
•Gender: male
•Age: 27
•Occupation: night-market vendor in Beijing
•Hometown: Fushun, Liaoning province

•Departure Date: to be determinated
•Distance from Home: 827 kilometers
•Route of Travel: Beijing Railway Station > Shenyang Railway Station (costs 206 yuan and 5 hours)-> take shuttle bus to home (costs 10 yuan and 2 hours )

•Time Cost of Travel: 14 hours
•Total cost of Travel: 220 yuan for one-way travel

•Background: Jin Dadong started his migrant life to Beijing with his young bother after graduation from junior school. They ran a food stall in Beijing but the cost was too high so they now sell cooked potatoes in a night market. He doesn't want to go back home for Spring Festival this year because he has not earned money. His room rental fees is 300 yuan per month, power charges of 200 yuan, and a bowl of potatoes is only sold for 5 yuan. His wish is to earn more money and buy a tricycle.

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