The child seen asleep in the previous image awakens to a rush of traffic beneath the overpass that is her home. She smiled at me when I put a coin in her bucket.
There are many children forced to beg like this in Shanghai. There are too many for the authorities to help in this, the wealthiest city in China.
She lies alone on an overpass near the Bund, no family in sight, a bucket of coins at her feet. People stop to stare at her, and move on.
She is like a piece of paper that someone has thrown away. It is a hot night, and a cold world.