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Post time 2014-7-5 21:56:21 |Display all floors
A Chinese college student holding roses and kneeling before a billionaire to borrow money for medical treatment has triggered a heated debate on social media. Even the country's major newspapers penned opinions on whether or not the action was a stunt.

Mo Xiangsong, a poor student suffering from leukemia, knelt outside a building belonging to the New Hope Group, one of China's largest feed producing and agribusiness companies, in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province this week.

Accompanying Mo were his 14 classmates from Chengdu Vocational College of Agricultural Science and Technology. All held roses and went down on their knees asking the company's chairman, Liu Chang, to lend Mo 1 million yuan ($160,100) to cover medical bills.

One held a poster reading: "Lend me one million yuan, and I will pay you back by working all my life."
Mo's action immediately drew a public response with netizens and commentators believing he was hijacking morality, or using social opinions and moral ethics to force others to do something they would normally refuse.

If you were a billianaire, would you help him out under this condition?


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Post time 2014-7-5 21:57:16 |Display all floors
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Post time 2014-7-5 22:23:41 |Display all floors
Better to say

¨I don´t want money. Please help me to pay my bills and medications¨

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Denial, according the psychoanalysts, is one of the most primary mechanisms of defense. It consists in the attitude of denying or minimizing obvious facts of reality with which the individual can´t  cope or whose irresponsibility is unable to meet.

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