Xing Jiahua, a member of the post-1990s generation from North China’s Heb

ei province, was a member of the second Chinese peacekeeping force to Africa. After his

discharge from the army, Xing came to Hangzhou, the nation’s foremost city for e-commerce, and opened a shop selli

ng office stationary on Taobao, China’s biggest online shopping platform.

When he was a child, Xing loved sports and practiced athletics and

 wushu, one of the oldest and most famous styles of Chinese m

artial arts. For Xing, opening his own gym has been a dream from childhood. After borrowing money from friend

s — plus a sum of money saved from the Taobao store — his dream came true. At present, Xing’s gym has a stable strea

m of customers and revenue gets as high as 70,000 yuan per month, Xing said.

As for the future, Xing said he will continue to be a “slash” — people who have several car

eers. Xing wants to work hard and make his two businesses better while he is still young.

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