US Man in Wuhan Takes to Cleaning the Streets Everyday; Says It’s His “Responsibility”

US Man in Wuhan Takes to Cleaning the Streets Everyday; Says It’s His “Responsibility”
Jun 21, 2013 By

Littering in China is somewhat of a nationwide issue, and we’re all sure to notice even as soon as we get off the plane. The issue is surely something that drives most of us nuts, though what can we really do about it? Well, one American in Wuhan has consciously taken to the streets to clean up some of the city’s litter.

Mickey is a 67-year-old retired middle-school teacher from Washington DC who arrived in 2008 after meeting his current wife Mrs. Zong online. He spends some of his free time cleaning up the rubbish that is scattered around Wuhan’s Shahu Park. Mickey can often be seen around the park carrying a red bucket, which he claims can be filled fivefold in the space of an hour. 

Mickey also works at an English training center in Wuhan, though every morning he finds time to head over to the park to do a bit of cleaning for the local community. He states that a specific 200sqm area of the park is his “responsibility”, and aside from cleaning up rubbish is also on hand to ensure that bikes are parked correctly and no pets enter the park. Reportedly, workers from the park expressed a desire to pay Mickey for his services, though the Good Samaritan refused.  

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Keywords: American in Wuhan English training center in Wuhan Wuhan Shahu Park littering in China


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Maybe he thinks this is community spirit! But helper beware as if he is staying on a spouse visa then he cannot undertake any work even volunteering. To get himself featured in printis foolish to say the least. As of July 1 the new department takes over visas so watch your back, sides and front!

Jun 26, 2013 10:48 Report Abuse



I would like to think this'll start a trend but I'm not that naive.

Jun 22, 2013 10:52 Report Abuse



life model for everyone

Jun 22, 2013 08:38 Report Abuse



This is a real man. Give him credits for what he's done.

Jun 22, 2013 07:46 Report Abuse