Single-mother Li Ying helps explain why household debt in China may be a bigger risk to the giant economy than previously thought.
Faced with expensive medical bills to treat breast cancer, the 38-year-old nurse from Heilongjiang in northern China is struggling to repay her mortgage and relies on financial support from her wider family to pay for her healthcare.
To cut household costs, she waits until the local food market is about to close before buying because that is when remaining fresh produce is sold at a discount.
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