XIAN (China Daily Show) – Nimbly hopping forward to escape his small grabby paws, a young woman in downtown Xian today cleverly managed to escape the clutches of an overzealous young beggar. “It was close, but I just about managed to avoid the little turtle’s egg,” Ma Ren, 24, told concerned friends over coffee later at a nearby Starfucks. “Imagine! His grubby fingers all over my nice new $20 Louis Vuitton clutch. Ugh.” At the time of going to press, four-year-old Zhao Lin was still harassing busy pedestrians and shoppers in the district, despite being completely healthy and capable of finding a decent job in manual labour or pickpocketing.