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Underground voices

By Chen Nan  (China Daily)

13:11, November 13, 2012

Xu Zhenfei sings while playing the guitar for passengers in a subway train in Beijing. ZOU HONG / CHINA DAILY

Xu Zhenfei arrives at the Dongzhimen subway station, one of downtown Beijing's node stops.

Unlike the other passengers, who exit the station to go to work, Xu's work starts in the subway.

The 28-year-old is a busker, who sings self-composed songs while strumming his guitar.

He usually leaves his home in Changping district in the city's outskirts at 7:30 am, transits at the Xizhimen subway station and arrives at the Dongzhimen stop after the office crowd at 9 am.

The good thing about there being fewer passengers on the train is that those who are around will pay attention to my songs, he says, smiling.

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