Female superhero Chinese Redbud Woman appears in Beijing

This May, a female “superhero” appeared in Hong Kong, wearing low-cut black tights and blue mask, called herself “Zijing Woman” (紫荆侠) or “Chinese Redbud Woman”. She handed out food and cash to some Hong Kong residents. The mysterious masked female vigilante received great attention in Hong Kong.

However, on December 24, a “female superhero” also appeared in Beijing, wearing exactly the same outfit as the “Chinese Redbud Woman” of Hong Kong.

“Today is my first day as the Chinese Redbud Woman, feeling a little nervous. Already prepared the military coats and food for the elderlies, also many thanks to the hand warner friend gave me.” She called herself Chinese Redbud Woman in her microblog, mysteriously appeared on the cold streets of Beijing on Christmas Eve, in front of the Wangfujing Bookstore, at the Xidan subway station and other places, distributed clothing and gifts to beggars and homeless. Beijing residents and netizens also started to talk about her.

( Just going to casually share this— )


One thing this should be doing is raising awareness of the plight of the elderly homeless population here in China. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen a single homeless person who looks younger than sixty. Beijing is super cold in the winter, especially at night, and you’ve got all of these elderly homeless people who don’t have any real support from the state, since “socialism with Chinese characteristics” is kind of a joke and decidedly un-socialist.

By the way, this post should illustrate that the asshole-ness of most male internet denizens is universal. I’m a little irritated that the comments picked from the original article are all ones dealing with Lady Zijing’s attire or attractiveness, and not, you know, about what she’s doing to help some of Beijing’s homeless population. Also, massive, massive trigger-warning for rape and racism for the comments on’s article. Sorry to end on a downer.


This is how to be a super hero! I hope I can see Lady ZiJing when I’m in Beijing! 

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