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Veteran table tennis paddle maker behind many of China's world champions

Previously a bench worker in the Chinese army, Cao has spent more than 60 years repairing and making table tennis rackets, winning many thumbs-up from world cup champions. In this time, Cao has repaired over 800 paddles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/25 5:03:40

Chinese double amputee summits Qomolangma after four decades of failed attempts

The moment that Xia Boyu dreamed about for 43 years arrived Monday when the 69-year-old double amputee climber declared to the world - and, most importantly, to himself - that he made it to the top of Qomolangma. Over the past 43 years, Xia has suffered amputations and battled cancer, but he never stopped training for his next climb. His perseverance has led many to regard him and his story a Chinese version of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:42:22

Somalian's new documentary shows Africans achieving success in China

The six-episode documentary, which took two years to shoot, documents the lives of over 20 Africans in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang Province, which is now becoming the world's largest wholesale market and a hub for China-Africa trade as its African community thrives.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2018/5/10 18:42:00

79-year-old Chinese academic spearheads efforts to break US high-tech monopoly

China's lack of progress in domestically developed computer chips and operating systems has become a heated topic once again after the US issued a ban against Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp in mid-April.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 19:28:39

Doctor tells of harrowing arrest after calling popular tonic 'harmful' in blog

Three months in detention have left Tan Qindong a considerably changed man. On his profile photo, he is the picture of confidence: wearing his doctor's scrubs and smiling broadly with his arms crossed. Now, the 39-year-old doctor seems distressed and anxious.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/27 5:03:41

China's only sign language lawyer on mission to defend deaf people's rights

Tang Shuai's social messaging app WeChat almost crashed recently after thousands of people sent him invitations hoping to befriend him. All these aspiring WeChat friends had one thing in common: they are deaf.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/20 5:03:43

Designer on quest to lead visual revolution with Chinese style characters

Post-90s designer Ye Tianyu has always had a keen interest in reviving classical Chinese culture, and now he's using that passion to address the dearth of digital Chinese types by creating a high-value digital character bank.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 18:10:05

Professor uses physics to tackle problems facing Team China

While many people denounce the pathetic performance of Chinese football in international games, one retired physics professor is trying to understand the reasons behind the failure of the sport in this country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/7 5:03:41

Veteran medical worker dedicated to helping poor patients in Tanzania

Traveling around the world on aid missions may sound like a glamorous calling, but when Song Tao, a Chinese medical worker, announced that he would go to Tanzania on one such mission, his friends “went visibly pale.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 20:32:42

Chinese inventor's circumcision device hailed for role in fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa

A former carpenter from Wuhu, Anhui Province, with no previous medical knowledge has won recognition from Bill Gates for a male circumcision device that he invented.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 18:34:11

90-year-old sprinter shows no signs of slowing down in medal chase

Su Pengxue turned 90 last year, but everybody who sees him says he looks like someone in his 70s. What he didn't tell people was that while others his age might be in wheelchairs, he has managed to break a world record in a track event.
Source: Beijing News – Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:56:38

Veteran NPC deputy with storied history continues to break records

Sporting her signature dark blue suit and short bob haircut, Shen Jilan, 89, arrived in Beijing to participate in this year's two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 20:10:16

Chinese lawyer faces social pressure in bid to give single women right to freeze eggs

A week before this year's national two sessions, Zhan Yingying (pseudonym) was excited to finally receive positive feedback from a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC). The deputy told Zhan that he would be willing to hand in her proposal on an issue that was extremely close to her heart: giving women the legal right to freeze their eggs in Chinese hospitals.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 19:17:11

Japanese restauranteur brings authentic Lanzhou noodles to Tokyo

On a Sunday morning, when almost all the shops on Yasukuni-dori street, Tokyo, are closed, a line quietly forms in front of a Chinese noodle shop. At 11 am, staff open the door and usher customers inside.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/22 19:05:05

Woman devotes life to screening films for people in countryside

Guo, a projectionist in Kaifeng, Henan Province, has been showing films for 44 years. Now 63, she has overseen 150,000 screenings in total, watched by tens of millions of viewers. It was a passion that was ignited by her first film watching experience at the age of 5.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 21:06:35

Advocate speaks out for sexually harassed deaf women in China

“I've set up an electric shock device outside my vagina. If anyone touches it, he'll be electrocuted.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 19:23:32

Female MMA champ proves women can be just as tough as men

From her appearance, not many can believe she's an MMA fighter. Normally, people think of MMA athletes as huge and ferocious-looking. But Lin is more petite than most, fair-skinned, and has a constantly smiling demeanor. She has continually proved herself in fight after fight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/26 5:03:40

Chinese head of UK-based NGO brings hope to sick in Myanmar

Zhang Jun could have become a top official in China's health field, but the path the 56-year-old chose was one that most people find hard to comprehend – helping people in northern Myanmar, a region in the hands of military and armed groups.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 19:19:02