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Rags for riches: Chinese man buys two flats in Beijing by begging

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A Chinese man was able to buy two flats in Beijing by feigning disability and begging, South China Morning post reported.

According to the paper,  A 47-year-old man was detained for feigning disability and begging in the subway. The man said HK$25,000 a month by dressing in rags.

The shabbily dressed man would sit on a ground in the subway and would drag himself on the hands to ask fro alms. The money which he was able to collect by begging helped him buy two flats in Beijing.

He said he used to earn only 2,000 yuan a month as a migrant worker, the SCMP reported.

 

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Beijing Plans to Invest $1 Billion in Development Projects in Islamabad

Besides this, he also said the pace of development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was satisfactory

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He made the announcement while addressing the Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Saturday, The Express Tribune reported. Pixabay

Yao Jing, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, has announced that Beijing has planned to invest $1 billion in development projects in Islamabad.

He made the announcement while addressing the Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Saturday, The Express Tribune reported.

Besides this, he also said the pace of development projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was satisfactory and the second phase of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) will be finalised in October after which 90 per cent of Pakistani exports including agricultural products and seafood will attract a 0 per cent duty.

“Market access will increase Pakistan’s exports by $500 million, which will reduce the disparity between bilateral trade,” said Yao.

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Yao Jing, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, has announced that Beijing has planned to invest $1 billion in development projects in Islamabad. Pixabay

The envoy remarked that Chinese businesswomen would be invited to participate in the fifth Islamabad Expo scheduled in November to explore the market and promote networking.

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“In addition, women entrepreneurs of Pakistan would be sent to China to participate in the expos and explore business opportunities,” he added. (IANS)