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Uncle Petrov, the ethnic Russian web celebrity: I am Chinese

With blue eyes, golden hair and fair skin, 44-year-old Dong, a farmer who has gained popularity on streaming platforms Kuaishou and Douyin, is an ethnic Russian, one of China's 56 officially recognized ethnic groups, living in Xunke county, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 21:08:43

Vet-turned-writer traces triumphant home journey of Xinjiang's wild horses

Since 1985, China started reintroducing Przewalski's horses from the UK, Germany and the US. In 2008, the first batch of the horses were returned to the wild, and in 2013, they started to reproduce and breed in the wild with a 100 percent reproductive survival rate for many consecutive years. Zhang Hefan, 45, wrote a book recordingthe real stories of the 15 Przewalski's horses, the 16th batch that was released to the wild by the center back in 2018. The diary follows the horses and their journey of gradually adapting to their natural habitat.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 19:33:40

Legendary postman has driven along dangerous Sichuan-Tibet mail route for three decades

Legendary postman has driven along dangerous Sichuan-Tibet mail route for three decades
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/14 21:58:40

How a West China photographer took the global award-winning photo out of 48,000 entries

For Bao Yongqing, a photographer from Northwest China's Qinghai Province, it is "a surprise" to win the world's most highly respected competition for wildlife photography, the first time a Chinese photographer has won the prize.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 22:25:18

How a young graduate's brief pit stop became a lifelong passion

Li Yunhe places brown framed glasses snuggly upon his eyes. A white lens splits the lenses into two with one for recreational use and the other set for his profession, restoring murals in the Mogao Grottoes in Northwest China's Gansu Province. Li has been at it for 63 years, helping restore more than 4,000 square meters of murals.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 21:18:40

Bhutanese photographer retraces enlightening journey of Chinese monk

When Bhutanese photographer Pawo Choyning Dorji went into a bookstore in Beijing's bustling Sanlitun area in 2012 and asked for a book about Xuanzang, a legendary Chinese Buddhist monk, he was offered the mythology book Journey to the West.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/24 17:23:40

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