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There’s quite a lot of beggars scattered around China. Although there are some who are truly helpless and deserve pity, there are many who fake misfortune for profit. In fact, there are even big organizations of beggars that do such a thing.

Many Chinese, and even foreigners, are aware that the beggars they see on the streets may not be genuine. Yes, even beggars in China can be fake. A sad situation, but one that would occur anywhere when there is greed and people with sympathy.

The questions most people have when faced with a beggar are whether he really is a beggar and should I give him money?

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With all the news about China’s economic growth it is easy for us to forget that it is still developing and that there are still many who live under harsh circumstances.

Although most people in China have benefited from China’s growth, there are still a few who are left out.

The image gallery, after the link, is a reminder of those people.

WARNING: The following images may cause discomfort.

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