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In defense of the Party

The controversially patriotic online writer Zhou Xiaoping was put in the limelight after appearing at a recent symposium on literature and art chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who encouraged Zhou to “spread more positive energy” when he shook hands with him.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/24 5:03:02

Room for improvement

For his thesis project, Zhou chose to “make sense of the basement dwellings” through design.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/17 5:03:01

Pioneering teacher blazes trail for sexology

Peng Xiaohui has been teaching at the Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, Hubei Province for 20 years. He had once been jokingly referred to as the “sex professor” and “the professor who hands out condoms,” but today his class has become widely popular.
Source: Nandu Weekly - Global Times | 2014/10/10 5:03:01

The price of honesty

He is probably the first Chinese official who has openly risen to the challenge of dispelling the notion that “all officials receive bribes.”
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/29 5:03:01

How Zhang Zhiru became one of China's top defenders of labor rights

After assisting others to fight for their rights, labor rights consultant Zhang Zhiru found himself in their shoes and ended up staging a protest.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/19 5:03:01

Activist uses art to raise environmental awareness in Beijing

After seeing how bad the environment was in China, Carissa Welton started an art group, Greening the Beige (GtB), to present shows, exhibits and talks to raise environmental awareness. Currently, GtB is partnering with the Today Art Museum and hopes to develop more educational programs on the issue of environmental protection.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/12 5:03:01

Xinjiang entrepreneur uses local delicacy to give back to society

A Uyghur tries to right the name of the nut cake, a Xinjiang specialty, and does good deeds to give back to society.
Source: Global Times | 2014/8/29 5:03:01

Queer hero

Liu Shi strutted proudly across the sports stadium with thousands of people cheering for him on August 9 at the march-in ceremony of the Gay Games in Cleveland, the US.
Source: Global Times | 2014/8/22 5:03:01

Chinese doctors in Guinea tackle Ebola with limited resources

Cao Guang, a doctor at the Anzhen Hospital in Beijing, has been living in Africa for two years on an exchange assignment. But months before he was due to return home, he was caught in the middle of the region's most serious epidemic outbreak in years.
Source: Beijing Evening News - Agencies | 2014/8/15 5:03:01

Million prize gamer

Wang Shuangfeng, 58, from Huaihua, Central China's Hunan Province, danced with delight after receiving the call from his son in the US on the morning of July 22. The five-player team of which her son Wang Zhaohui was a member had won the annual 'DOTA2' International Championship held in Seattle, scooping an incredible $5.02 million.
Source: Global Times | 2014/8/8 5:03:01

Artist saves villages from ugliness and pollution single-handedly

Sun Jun, had always dreamed of becoming a famous painter. But that dream changed 11 years ago, when he chanced upon a run-down village in Wushan county, Hebei Province, a place beset by filth and poverty.
Source: Global Times | 2014/8/1 5:03:02

Veteran petitioner gets chance to hear people's grievances

Petitioner turns into petition bureau director and resigns after a few months of double life.
Source: Agencies | 2014/7/25 5:03:02

Japan embassy attacker reveals family's wartime suffering

Liu has done more than protest: He set fire to the Yasukuni Shrine in 2011 and threw Molotov cocktails into the Japanese Embassy in South Korea in 2012. He was then arrested in South Korea and thrown into prison for several months. The Japanese government had wanted to extradite him from Seoul in order to try him in a Japanese court. The case became well-known worldwide, and the South Korean government eventually denied the request.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/18 5:03:01

Student helps kidnapped Uyghur children find home

Eliyar Eziz spent one-third of his life outside of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, but has helped many children return to that region.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/11 5:03:02

Doctors without barriers

Among the first batch of medical college graduates summoned by a national initiative in the late 1980s to help eliminate leprosy, Tang Xin, 52, an ophthalmologist in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, has since devoted his life to the cause.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/4 5:03:01

Reverse vampire

Zhao, a senior student at Shenyang Agricultural University, suddenly became a household name in the city after local media reported his regular donations of blood over the last three years.
Source: Global Times | 2014/6/27 5:03:01

Hidden among the Himalayas

Climbing the Himalayas and venturing between the craggy cliffs that line Tibet's raging Yarlung Tsangbo River are mighty achievements in their own right. But 81-year-old Ji Wenzheng has done both scores of times, in an effort to record the cultural legacy of an isolated county in southeastern Tibet.
Source: Global Times | 2014/5/23 5:03:02

Road to redemption

Dolkun Tunurganjan, 31, a Uyghur from Yining county, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, planned to travel across 30 provinces or regions within two years.
Source: Global Times | 2014/5/16 5:03:01