China Underground > Magazine > China Magazine > A family of Henan peasants hiding in the mountains for 12 years

A family of Henan peasants hiding in the mountains for 12 years

Twelve years ago, in order to give birth to their child and to avoid one-child policy, Yuan Tienming fled to a rural area with his family.

The family lived hidden in a cave and in the nearby hut, not far from Luoyang in Henan Province, to avoid fines or incarceration. Two years ago, when the youngest daughter was born, Yuan Tienming  gave her to his relatives because of the deplorable living conditions. For this reason, Yuan Tienming has been fine 3500 RMB because he circumvented the law, and then he was released on bail. Their home is very humble, located midway down the side of a hill in a hole dug in the rock.


Subscribe to China Underground and get the free magazine 'Planet China'

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

By clicking Sign Up, you agree to our terms and conditions.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.


Rocket Long March 3A debris falling in rural China

Huashan Mountain’s Last Taoist Immortality seekers depicted by foreign journalists in 1935


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.