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Academician dedicated to containing epidemics for national rejuvenation

Wang Longde, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, served as vice minister of the National Health Commission of China for more than 10 years, playing a significant leadership role in the country's public health field.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/25 18:53:40

China's first environmental chief content with today's progress

Qu Geping, 89, became China's first environmental protection chief in 1987, when the bureau of environment protection was founded. The bureau has become the current Ministry of Environment and Ecology (MEE).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 13:58:40

Highly decorated war veteran kept his glory from public for decades

Zhang Fuqing's many certificates and medals of honor had never been unveiled until 62 years later. A yellowing meritorious service certificate shows that he destroyed four enemy pillboxes and served as a commando many times during the War of Liberation (1946-49).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/6 15:43:40

88-year-old pioneer has played pivotal role in China's nuclear industry

At 88 years of age, Zhou Yongmao remains as enthusiastic about his job as any young person, and arrives at his office for work promptly every day. As one of China's earliest nuclear submarine and nuclear reactor experts, Zhou was appointed as an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1995. He now works as a senior engineer at the China National Nuclear Corporation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 19:48:41

Naturalized Chinese teenage athlete has sights set on Olympics

On June 7, Eileen Gu announced her naturalization as a Chinese citizen on her Instagram account. "I have decided to compete for China in the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics," reads the post.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 18:43:40

Nuclear 'heart surgeon' ensures safety of China's power plants

Qiao Sukai, 47, is responsible for everything related to fuel energy, including reception, inspection, installing, uninstalling and repairing. Out of the 45 nuclear power generation units, Qiao and his team replace and repair nuclear fuel assemblies for 23 of them, which is more than half of China's nuclear power generation units.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 19:38:40

Tributes paid to doctor dedicated to saving lives in Tibet

"If I were in Beijing I would be a respiratory physician, and I would do my scientific research, become a professor, and take walks in the yard after retirement," Zhou Nan once said in an interview. "But a normal life like that is predictable. There are endless unknown things and infinite possibilities in Tibet, and I love the unknown," she said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/9 19:43:39

Taiwan scholar teaching politics in mainland draws popularity

What is it like to be a young female teacher from Taiwan teaching politics at a university in the Chinese mainland? That's what draws the inquisitiveness of many toward Wang Mengyun.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 19:34:51

Zookeeper draws 1.8m online followers for protecting snow leopards

In zoology, it is believed that people get to know a species before feel concern for it. "The action brings hope," Qi said. "We hope more people can learn about snow leopards through Aoxue."
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 20:48:41

Doctor-officer takes pride caring for HIV/AIDS prisoners

For the past 18 years, Tang has been the head of Jianshui Prison Hospital, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, and has devoted all his energy to caring for prisoners with HIV/AIDS. The majority of patients admitted to the hospital are from the Eighth Prison yard, an isolated prison area exclusively for HIV/AIDS prisoners.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 20:03:40

Youngest professor aims to bring Chinese antitrust laws to global level

Ye Guangliang may turn on his computer at any time of the day, no matter how late at night or early in the morning. He is the first professor in Beijing's Renmin University of China born after 1980, and is also the director at the university's Antitrust and Competition Policy Center.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 20:28:40

Scientist Wang Demin helps China's first major oilfield produce for half century

Wang, 82, is also a professor of the School of Petroleum Engineering under Northeast Petroleum University, in Daqing, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, and the founder of the stratified development of petroleum and chemical flooding technology in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 19:38:40

Writer Gu Qingsheng dedicates his life to documenting the natural wonders of Shennongjia

Gu Qingsheng, a writer with Chinese National Geographic, has observed golden monkeys in the Shennongjia forest of Central China's Hubei Province for more than 11 years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 19:33:41

Young Chinese Bitcoin entrepreneur 'didn't spend that much' to win chance to dine with Buffett

The young Chinese Bitcoin entrepreneur Justin Sun, or Sun Yuchen, may have been dubbed a "cryptocurrency pioneer" by Western media after bidding a record $4.57 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett, but his counterparts on Chinese social media have not shown quite the same enthusiasm for him.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:58:40

Xinjiang officer patrols border, serves village in fight against terrorism

Four years after being transferred from a border public security bureau in Yingawati township of Aksu Prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Zhang Zhenwei can still remember his days on patrol.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:28:40

Japanese monk finds 'second home' in China's Xinjiang

Yasutaka Kojima, 77, is dubbed as "a Japanese man who has touched the whole Xinjiang." Over the last 36 years, Kojima has worked on promoting communication and protecting the cultural heritage of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 19:08:01

Doctor from Guangdong bringing much needed services to impoverished villages in Yunnan

"Doctors from Guangdong Province are here providing medical treatment and examinations, please come to the villagers' activity room." Guan Yanping had just reached the top of a mountain as the announcement from a loudspeaker echoed through Bingzhongluo county of the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 20:13:40

Self-discipline is key for PLA Navy's first woman trainee captain on destroyer

During a combat drill in the East China Sea in March, Wei Huixiao sat in the command room on the missile destroyer Changchun and gave orders to soldiers to deal the finishing blow to the "enemy."
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2019/5/9 19:03:41