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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

Brave choice puts young animation artist on path to success

Everybody has a dream, but not everybody has the courage to realize it. Liu Bijiao, a Beijing girl who now works with DreamWorks Television Animation as a background artist, believes that she is one of the few who does.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 18:23:40

Man on a mission

Long anticipated by Chinese military enthusiasts, the Nanchang, China's first Type 055 destroyer, painted with the hull number 101, was part of the destroyer group that was presented at the celebration of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's 70th anniversary in Qingdao on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 20:28:40

Farmer with burning passion for astronomy becomes online icon

At the age of 70, Wu Shiying, a farmer who lives in the mountains of Shiyan, Central China's Hubei Province, has suddenly become an online icon due to his deep love of astronomy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 20:18:41

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