54 year old business man
Meng Duan, a 54 year old business man has given up his business to spend more time traveling with his 90 year old mother, this time to the north western part of China.
It’s a scheduled 13-day trip with Meng Duan acting as both the driver and the tour guide. They started off from Chongqing, followed by Guanzhong, Shanbei, Nan ni wan, Yan an, Yinchuan,Jiuquan, Zhangye, and Haidong. A trip of nearly ten thousand Chinese miles (5000km).
When asked the reason for such a feat, Meng Duan responded “many people want to work hard to support their parents financially, but I don’t think money is what they are lacking. Spending time with them is a far more beneficial to them than anything else, and being the only son in the family, I’m more than willing to look after my mom.”
“Xiao Shun” is a Chinese phrase which means to be really good to your parents and elders, it’s a phrase which most Chinese are proud of, and an important part of discipline here in China. Meng Duan has really made a good example of this phrase, and is now recognized by many as the “model son of China”.