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Armless man uses feet as adeptly as hands

By Huang Zhiling | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-09-29 13:53

Deng Liping in front of his shop. [Photo by Tan Xi/for chinadaily.com.cn]

Deng Liping is busy selling mooncakes in his shop as the moon festival, which falls on October 4, is around the corner.

What is unusual with the 36-year-old in Chengdu, Sichuan province, is that he uses his feet to do business.

When he was playing in a military plant age seven, Deng touched a high-voltage power line by accident and lost both arms.

After much practice, he learned to use his feet just like others use their hands.

Since 1997, he has done many different jobs. He started by selling air tickets to buyers. He did that job for four years before opening a travel agency. In 2004, he started running a shop selling food.

The shop sells bacon, sausages before the Spring Festival, zongzi, a pyramid-shaped rice dumpling wrapped in reed leaves, before the Lantern Boat Festival and mooncakes before the moon festival, Deng said.

Business in the shop is thriving. Before the moon festival in 2011, it sold 5 million yuan ($754,387) worth of mooncakes.

Deng is married and has a son.

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