Friday, December 30, 2011
HERO PROFILE #84: Beijing Bauhinia
AKA: Bauhinia Heroine aka Hong Kong Flower
Operates out of: Beijing, China
Group affiliation: None
Activities: Homeless outreach
Namesake: The bauhinia is the flower of Hong Kong, which Beijing Bauhinia gives out as a calling card.
Inspiration: The 1965 Hong Kong film Black Rose.
Quote: "Although I haven't solved the problem, at least I've caught the attention of citizens and government officials. That was my goal, and besides it's done more than some of the all-talking-no-action government officials."
Author's notes: A mysterious masked woman who aids the poor in Beijing has become a legend in China with 20,000 online followers and it looks like a possible Hong Kong movie version of her life is being produced. I'll be looking into this story further, but meanwhile check out more photos and articles on the Beijing Bauhinia here: