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Disabled man in Xinjiang stands on his own feet to lead fellow villagers out of poverty

Turhan Bayi Wugus and his wife are both disabled. The wife is highly myopic and can only see clearly for 2 to 3 meters in front of her. In 2010, the family of four, with two teenage sons, was placed on allowance as they were financially overburdened. Nine years later, Turhan Bayi Wugus now runs one of the biggest farms in his village. He has not only lifted himself out of poverty, but also brought together many younger Kazaks in his village to develop the farming and planting industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 19:18:40

Weaver brings traditional ethnic dyeing crafts to outside world

Lai Lei, 46, organizes local women of various ethnic groups in Guizhou to weave traditional Dong cloths with indigo dye. Their products have been exhibited in a number of international fashion shows.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 19:13:40

China's veteran religion official continues to contribute after retiring

For many years, Zhu Weiqun has been the face of China's religious and ethnic policies, facing up to personal representatives of the Dalai Lama and tackling foreign journalists' biased perceptions of China. After retirement in 2018, Zhu continued to dedicate himself to the nation in fostering China's religious and ethnic policies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 19:53:40

Xinjiang instrument maker dedicated to passing on skills to next generation

There are more than 106 households in the village that make musical instruments of ethnic groups, including the Dutar, Surnay, Qushtar, Tambur, Rawab and Dombra.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 19:33:40

Innovative program helps autistic kids through scuba diving therapy

A group of special scuba divers can be seen painting, playing, doing math and writing every Tuesday and Thursday at an indoor swimming pool in Ersha Island, Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 18:58:42

Paralyzed teacher battles massive odds to help left-behind children

Ye, 42, was lying in bed and holding a whiteboard in his hands, the only part of his body he is capable of moving, explaining mathematical problems to a few students sitting around his bed. In 1999, when this teaching university graduate began suffering from ankylosing spondylitis and paralysis, he started voluntarily giving lessons to more than 300 left-behind children. He has done this continually for the past 20 years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 18:43:56

Chinese paleontologist braves Myanmar's conflict-ridden north in hunt for dinosaur fossils

Many on social media call Xing Lida "the luckiest hands," as he has become famous for his stunning achievements in paleontology - he found the first ancient bird amber, the first dinosaur amber, the first baby bird amber, and many other potential "firsts" of the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 18:48:41

Tibetan teacher awarded for efforts to bring knowledge to rural children

In January, Thubten Gyatso from Moding village in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, went to Hainan Province for the first time in his life, where he attended an awards ceremony for rural teachers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 16:01:17

Retired teacher provides education, better lives to hundreds of special needs children

Every Spring Festival, Wang Lijuan receives dozens of phone calls from her former students.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 19:30:16

'Fake smile boy' dedicated to spreading joy captivates millions in China

Gavin Thomas looked bewildered. He was immediately surrounded by dozens of fans as soon as he entered the semi-circular meeting room in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 18:05:54

China's first carrier-borne fighter jet pilot dedicated to training pilot teams

It was a dream from childhood to fly into the blue sky for Dai Mingmeng, who became the first Chinese pilot to successfully land on and take off from China's first aircraft carrier, in a J-15 fighter jet in 2012.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 18:45:18

The man who named, protected endangered Ili pikas in Xinjiang to retire after 35 years

For the past three decades, Li Weidong, aged 63 and a native of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, has been searching for and protecting an animal endemic to the Tianshan region of Northwest China that is rarer than giant pandas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 17:48:39

American comedian performing in China finds 99 percent resemblance of humor between cultures

Appell founded the center in September 2016 - four years after he came to China to study Chinese comedy. Now he is promoting standup comedy and improvisation performance - a kind of comedic art that came to China not too long ago.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/17 18:33:40

High-school student helps Kenyan artisans sell their handicrafts in China

Wu is a 16-year-old high-school student in Shanghai, East China. However, in the place half a world away, he is known as "Boss Wu."
Source: Global Times – Agencies | 2018/12/13 19:53:40

Soldier loses both hands and eyes from a blast while clearing mines along Vietnam border

In a land mine clearance operation along the China-Vietnam boarder in Yunnan Province, Southwest China on October 11, Du chose to handle the complex situation by himself after asking his partner to step back. The explosion took Du's both hands and eyes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:44:36

Fighting graft essential for maintaining public support: veteran official

Lu Qun is regarded by many on China's social media as an "anti-corruption hero."
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 21:48:40

British gourmet explores and promotes Chinese cuisine for 26 years

This British chef and food-writer specializes in Chinese cuisine. As a contributor to four cookbooks and one food and travel memoir, she is currently visiting China to publicize the Chinese edition of Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper, which has achieved great popularity among Western foodies since it was released in 2008.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 19:58:40

Grassroots poverty alleviation official attracts national attention for aging so quickly on the job

A Chinese county official in a remote area in Southwest China's Yunnan Province recently became famous on social media for looking significantly older than his age.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 18:38:41