Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Home > News Brief > Guangdong
Migrant worker enjoys walking the board
Latest Updated by 2006-12-07 11:36:58
Related News
Guangdong News
Better bird flu detection planned in Shenzhen
Drug suspects on trial
SZ airport praised for cleanliness

A Chongqing migrant is satisfied with his new job in Shenzhen -- as a walking advertisement.

Li Guochun, 41, used to make a meagre living by carrying stones on his back. Now he can earn a monthly 1,000 yuan (US$250) by carrying a seven-kilogram advertising board strolling the streets around Coco Park in Futian District.

"Compared with my last job of transporting between 20 and 30 tons of stones each day, this one is more leisurely and pleasing," Li, who took his new job last week, said yesterday.

The rectangular board, with a poster of a bearded foreigner on each side, is advertising a newly opened wine shop in the Coco Park area.

Zhang Tianlan, in charge of the wine shop, said the walking advertisement was an idea from her French boss, the shop owner.

"People began to hire board-carrying advertisers to walk the streets in my home country some 40 years ago," Francois Baland explained.

"Business is not so good as only about half the shops in Coco Park are open and I wanted to draw people's attention."

Baland was also happy about offering the job to a migrant. "It's gonna be a long-term job. I will possibly hire two more people to do it next year if the advertising proves successful."

Two women came to apply for the job when the wine shop first spread the word of the vacancy.

Baland thought it would not be good for a woman to come under such exposure in the streets. Then one of the women surnamed Xu, Li's sister-in-law, recommended him for the job.

"He was carrying stones in Jiangsu Province at the time," Xu said. "He is a professional packhorse."

Editor: Donald

By: Source: Szdaily web edition
Previous:  Shenzhen plans methadone clinics to curb HIV  Next:Guangdong to pour 150 million RMB to rural medicare

Sporty intl. students

[Shenzhen] Factory fire leads to chemical spill

Chen Family Ancestral Hall in Guangzhou

Universiade Center designed choice narrows

Lohan booed for poor hosting
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of are those of the authors and/or publishers. The website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact within thirty (30) days. Email:
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips