Car-hailing driver reunites with his daughter after 24 years

A car-hailing driver from southwest China's Sichuan Province has been reunited with his missing daughter after 24 years of searching.

Wang Mingqing reunites with his daughter Kang Ying after 24 years of searching.

A car-hailing driver from southwest China’s Sichuan Province has been reunited with his missing daughter after 24 years of searching, Xinhua news agency reported.

Wang Mingqing, who has worked as a driver for car-hailing app Didi since 2015, has passed a card bearing information about his daughter to every passenger who has ridden in his car in an effort to find more clues about the whereabouts of his daughter.

Wang’s story became widely known nationwide after a news report by West China Metropolis Daily in 2015. His daughter Wang Qifeng, who is now named Kang Ying, eventually heard about the story online and contacted him directly.

The notice made and distributed by Wang Mingqing to search for her missing daughter. 

On April 1, police notified Wang that tests had confirmed their DNA was a match.

Kang, who currently lives in Changchun, northeast China’s Jilin Province, flew to Chengdu on April 3.

Born in 1990, Wang's daughter went missing around Jiuyan Bridge in Jinjiang District of Chengdu on January 8, 1994, when Wang, who worked as a fruit seller, left for a few minutes to break a 100 yuan note. 


Kang Ying (third left), pose for a family photo that includes her mother Liu Dengying (second left) and father Wang Mingqing (third right, behind) after the reunion.

More and more families of missing people are utilizing China's huge digital networks to locate their loved ones. 

In one joint effort, the Ministry of Public Security and Internet behemoth Alibaba in 2016 joined forces to launch a service called Tuanyuan, "reunion" in Chinese, which has so far helped to locate 1,847 lost children across China. 

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