-Announcement of her death quickly became the most talked about topic on China's version of Twitter
-'I hope that this little angel who was discarded by society can act as a wake-up call to the nation about the importance of moral education'
-Country's economic boom and disparity between rich and poor have made changing social values a contentious topic
By Richard Hartley-parkinson
Yue Yue was left with horrific brain injuries following the accident and she never recovered
The Chinese girl left bleeding in a road after being run over by two different vehicles and then ignored by 18 passersby has finally died.
Horrific video footage emerged earlier this week of two-year-old Wang Yue - known as Yue Yue - being knocked down by a van in Foshan, a city in the southern province of Guandong.
As she bleeds on the narrow street more than a dozen people walk or cycle past her for the next seven minutes before a second truck runs over her.
The toddler was eventually taken to hospital and survived for more than a week before eventually dying of brain failure. Both drivers who ran over the girl have been arrested.
Unaware: Video footage shows the youngster crossing the road at Guangfo Hardware Market, without realising the van approaching her
The footage of the incident quickly spread via the internet causing shock around the world.
It shows how a woman eventually pulls the girl to the side of the road before her mother, a migrant worker in the city, rushes to see what has happened to her daughter.
The case triggered a furore across the nation, which questioned how such callousness could occur - with some blaming it a descent into an 'immoral modern society'.
China's economic boom and the growing disparity between the rich and poor have made changing social values a contentious topic, with some lamenting what they see as materialism replacing morals
Her devastated mother and father try to come to terms with their loss
Yue Yue's parents received donations from across the world to help them pay for hospital treatment
Yue Yue's death quickly became the most talked about topic on China's version of Twitter, Sina's Weibo.
Gongzai Xiaoben posted: 'I hope that this little angel who was discarded by society can act as a wake-up call to the nation about the importance of moral education.'
Winter space added: 'Hope you can find some love in heaven. This world is full of apathy.'
Her father had received more than 270,000 yuan ($42,280) to help pay for Wang's medical treatment after receiving donations from across the globe.
One local Communist party chief urged 'searching reflection' over the incident, according to the official Guangzhou Daily.
'Take active and effective steps to raise the moral standards of the entire society,' he told a meeting of province officials.
'We should look into the ugliness in ourselves with a dagger of conscience and bite the soul-searching bullet.'
Many people in China are hesitant to help people who appear to be in distress for fear that they will be blamed.
High-profile lawsuits have ended with good Samaritans ordered to pay hefty fines to individuals they sought to help.
Yue Yue is hit by the van, which fails to stop, leaving her lying in the road. The driver has since been arrested
Eventually a woman dragged Yue Yue to the side of the road before her mother arrived on the scene