Virtual hens help produce real eggs
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said netizens can raise virtual chickens on its online platform, in an initiative for charity. It said their virtual feed can be transformed from award points during nonprofit activities on the internet. When the chickens lay their virtual eggs, the company says it will buy real fresh eggs from farmers from poverty-stricken areas — and then donate them to children from poor families. The first volunteer team brought boxes of eggs to Xingqian school in July, a school for migrant workers’ children in Guiyang city in southwestern Guizhou province.