Chance encounter with destiny
Xiong has a similar tale to tell. The second son of poor farmers, he dropped out of school when he was nine to work on a farm to supplement the family income. But he refused to believe he would grow up to be farmer. After doing odd jobs in his village, he drifted into Kunming, the gateway city to southern China, seven years ago, determined to change his life for the better.
“I used to [get into scraps] a lot when I was younger, and in 2006 one of my cousins