152 Beijing Migrant Workers Treated to Dinner by CCTV Host

Cui Yongyuan treats 152 migrant workers who participated in rescues during the 2012 "7.21" Beijing rainstorm disaster.

Cui Yongyuan treats 152 migrant workers who participated in rescues during the 2012 "7.21" Beijing rainstorm disaster.

From QQ:

Cui Yongyuan Treats 152 Migrant Workers who Rescued Others During the [Beijing] Rainstorm to Dinner, Han Hong Joins and Sings

Yesterday (July 30th), at Jingxi Nangong Hotel, [well-known CCTV presenter] Cui Yongyuan treated 152 migrant workers who had rescued others during the “7.21” Beijing rainstorm to dinner. Han Hong [a famous Chinese singer] performed live, and even sang “Beautiful Wonders” with a migrant worker at the banquet. Cui Yongyuan bowed deeply to these selfless, warm-hearted migrant workers.


“I hope to hear the sound of you all eating. In a bit, there’s going to be someone on stage talking, but don’t stop the chopsticks in your hands.” Last night [July 30th], facing an audience of 152 migrant workers, Cui Yongyuan gave a deep bow.

The audience of 152 migrant workers are construction workers working at the Hexi Reclaimed Water Factory. At the Nangangwa section of the Jinggangao Highway that was seriously affected during the “7.21” Beijing rainstorm, they rushed to the highway–which was separated from them by only a wall–with life rings and hemp ropes, and rescued over one hundred passengers.


Han Hong came with the cold. “I said I was going to pay for this dinner, as I make more money than brother Cui, but brother Cui refused to let me pay, insisting on bearing the cost himself, saying he wants to treat everyone to dinner even if it means going home and kneeling on the washing board [as punishment by his angry wife]. So I’ve brought along my Han Hong Compassion Band, and brought some gifts for everyone.”


14,400 yuan, 18 tables of hot and steaming dishes, and when Cui Yongyuan swiped his credit card to pay the bill, all the migrant workers there stood up and applauded to thank him. “It was a very happy dinner,” said the down-to-earth migrant worker, who isn’t a man of many words, before smiling and laughing.

From QQ:

Cui Yongyuan Treats 7.21 Migrant Workers Who Assisted Others During the 7.21 Beijing Rainstorm to Dinner

Cui Yongyuan is drinking with some of the invited migrant workers.

July 30th, Cui Yongyuan, Han Hong and some other people treated the migrant workers who had participated in the “7.21” Jinggangao Highway Rescue to dinner in Beijing. In the most seriously flood-affected section of Jinggangao Highway, these migrant workers rescued over one hundred endangered passengers, using life rings and hemp ropes. When the rescued chipped in together about 10,000 yuan to thank them, they refused to accept it.

One minute of silent tribute before dinner.

July 30, Cui Yongyuan, Han Hong and some other people invited the migrant workers who had participated in the “7.21” Jinggangao Highway Rescue to dinner in Beijing. One minute moment of silence was observed before dinner.

Cui Yongyuan is taking the lead and paying a silent tribute to those who have lost their lives during the rainstorm with the migrant workers.

Before dinner, Cui Yongyuan led the migrant workers in observing a moment of silence for those who lost their lives during the rainstorm.

Cui Yongyuan and the migrant workers are rising their glasses together.

Cui Yongyuan and migrant workers raising their glasses together.

Cui Yongyuan is taking a picture with one of the migrant workers off stage before he is about to come on stage and host.

Cui Yongyuan takes a picture with one of the migrant workers off stage before going on stage .

Cui Yongyuan and some of the migrant workers are taking a group photo.

Cui Yongyuan and some of the migrant workers are taking a group photo.

Comments from QQ:

腾讯抚顺市网友 文瀚:

Little Cui, my favorite CCTV host. His moral character in his work and personal life both cannot be criticized!!! This kind of righteous public figure is exactly what today’s China lacks!!

腾讯网友 漫步人生:

What a sham, this is what so-called celebrities are like. If just spending 14,000¥ can get this kind of publicity, who knows how many people would go do this kind of stupid shit.

腾讯成都市网友 龙烟: (responding to above)

Why don’t you try spending 14,000 yuan and see what happens, or do it like Chen Guangbiao [a Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist, known for making a big fuss whenever he donates money]. We’d only say you did a good thing, we’re not afraid that you did it to just show off. But we are afraid that you don’t have what it takes to show off.

腾讯铁岭市网友 白纸黑子、续: (also responding to 漫步人生)

Why didn’t you invite anyone to dinner? Why isn’t it your name in the news report? One look [at your comment] and I can tell you’re a bad person in life. I despise you.

腾讯北京市网友 铁血丹心:

It’s well done, but, the term “migrant worker” wasn’t appropriate…

腾讯佛山市网友 向左走: (responding to above)

There’s nothing inappropriate, I’m a migrant worker, and I don’t think this is an embarrassing label, nor do I feel inferior for being a migrant worker.

腾讯网友 .平和:

Treating migrant workers to dinner was a good thing, but inviting Han Hong along wasn’t so good. That person’s appearance is terrible, and might affect people’s appetites.

腾讯网友 じ☆ve囼靉詶: (responding to above)

People shouldn’t be judged by their appearance only, but also by their charisma, do you understand? Can’t handle shallow people.

腾讯内蒙古网友 在水一方:

Cui Yongyuan, you’re the best, not like some people who only dare to talk but not do. There are many celebrities who just eat and drink and play all day long, who never do anything meaningful, who spend all their time womanizing. Brother Cui, I support you.

腾讯网友 渔歌:

Cui Yongyuna, Bai Yansong, Chai Jing [CCTV hosts and hostess, all three of them are known for their outspoken style] are the Chinese people I respect the most, because they have conscience.

腾讯兰州市网友 盛雨青松:

Good people who do good things will have good karma. I wish old Cui joy and happiness!

腾讯网友 其实生活很简:

Good, good, very good, very good, at least someone respects migrant workers. Thank you.

Comments from QQ:

腾讯网友 变乖:

Brother Cui: well done, I support you!

腾讯丹东市网友 江山:

Beijing’s big men [high officials] are hit by natural disaster,
Beijing’s mistresses aren’t able to go out,
Bejing’s rich people can’t drive their cars on the road,
Beijing’s villas are soaked in water…
Therefore… the super niubi relevant department at once orders: Allocate money! Immediately allocate money for disaster relief… First let’s ask the leaders about the losses they’ve suffered… uh oh! The officials shamelessly ask for donations from the people…
And at that very moment time, Xinwen Lianbo proudly announces: China will once again aid African countries 20 billion (US dollars, not RMB). But Beijing’s hit by a disaster, where to get the 100 million yuan? The nation is in trouble, ask the people for it! Only 5.6 yuan per person on average! As soon as the news comes out: the whole nations boils with rage… netizens vigorously declare: I already pay taxes! Donate your ass!
Yesterday, Beijing’s City Party Committee and city government called on the people to donate, and the masses of city residents enthusiastically donated. As of this moment, the Beijing Bureau of Civil Affairs has received huge donations from many caring citizens, collecting amongst them over 200,000 messages of “donate your ass”, over 140,000 messages of “fuck off”, and 80,000 “grass mud horses”… and one particularly enthusiastic city resident even went to the bureau and asked, “Is a Beijing hukou needed for a person to donate? Is proof of having paid taxes for 5 years needed? Do I need to enter a lottery?”

腾讯网友 最好的也是最坏的: (responding to above)

So shameless, [the government] only love money, the people’s money sure is easy to cheat!

腾讯河北省网友 唐山好兄弟旅:

Migrant workers, on the front lines when responding to emergencies and fighting the flood, yet it’s nothing when they kneel down after scratching a fancy car. When can the rich people of society stop bullying migrant workers, and never to let things like owing wages, and deducting wages ever happen again, so that everyone is equal before the law? However, Brother Cui, you are very attentive, you respect migrant workers, treated migrant workers to dinner, and given migrant workers a boost in morale. Ding.

腾讯广州市网友 吃草的狼:

The government will now have even more problems with little Cui, because he stole their thunder.

腾讯湖南省网友 罕见 可罗拉:

My respects to Cui Yongyuna and Han Hong! My respects to migrant workers!

腾讯青岛市网友 老栾兄弟:

Well done, the government isn’t helpful but they are, so China has hope. Does a great and proud country ever need a corrupted Red Cross? Look a how these migrant workers put their own lives in harm’s way to save others. Did they do it for money? Red Cross, what do you want them to donate? Do you want their hard-earned money and sweat-soaked work uniforms?

腾讯北京市网友 淡定★赤诚:

Brother Cui, how about you be the next Premier? We strongly support you!

腾讯太原市网友 皮牛儿:

Brother Cui, you’ve heavily smacked those cunts [the government] on their faces on behalf of the the entire country’s people!


Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.


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