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90-year-old sprinter shows no signs of slowing down in medal chase

Su Pengxue turned 90 last year, but everybody who sees him says he looks like someone in his 70s. What he didn't tell people was that while others his age might be in wheelchairs, he has managed to break a world record in a track event.
Source: Beijing News – Global Times | 2018/3/15 18:56:38

Veteran NPC deputy with storied history continues to break records

Sporting her signature dark blue suit and short bob haircut, Shen Jilan, 89, arrived in Beijing to participate in this year's two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 20:10:16

Chinese lawyer faces social pressure in bid to give single women right to freeze eggs

A week before this year's national two sessions, Zhan Yingying (pseudonym) was excited to finally receive positive feedback from a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC). The deputy told Zhan that he would be willing to hand in her proposal on an issue that was extremely close to her heart: giving women the legal right to freeze their eggs in Chinese hospitals.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 19:17:11

Japanese restauranteur brings authentic Lanzhou noodles to Tokyo

On a Sunday morning, when almost all the shops on Yasukuni-dori street, Tokyo, are closed, a line quietly forms in front of a Chinese noodle shop. At 11 am, staff open the door and usher customers inside.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/22 19:05:05

Woman devotes life to screening films for people in countryside

Guo, a projectionist in Kaifeng, Henan Province, has been showing films for 44 years. Now 63, she has overseen 150,000 screenings in total, watched by tens of millions of viewers. It was a passion that was ignited by her first film watching experience at the age of 5.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 21:06:35

Advocate speaks out for sexually harassed deaf women in China

“I've set up an electric shock device outside my vagina. If anyone touches it, he'll be electrocuted.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 19:23:32

Female MMA champ proves women can be just as tough as men

From her appearance, not many can believe she's an MMA fighter. Normally, people think of MMA athletes as huge and ferocious-looking. But Lin is more petite than most, fair-skinned, and has a constantly smiling demeanor. She has continually proved herself in fight after fight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/26 5:03:40

Chinese head of UK-based NGO brings hope to sick in Myanmar

Zhang Jun could have become a top official in China's health field, but the path the 56-year-old chose was one that most people find hard to comprehend – helping people in northern Myanmar, a region in the hands of military and armed groups.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 19:19:02

New rock group seeks to raise understanding of rare disease sufferers

An original new rock band has become the voice of people who suffer rare diseases, using music to call for understanding and respect for people regardless of their medical condition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:18:18

Judge goes beyond call of duty to help young offenders

In the hearts of many juveniles, Chen Haiyi is more like a “mother” than a judge. Chen, chief judge of the judicial tribunal at Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court, Guangdong Province, has helped more than 1,000 juvenile offenders reject a life of crime in the past 20 years.
Source: Agencies – Global Times | 2018/1/4 23:28:56

A ride north to south gives German student new insights into real China

Joerg Hoefer's research for his graduate thesis wasn't conducted in the quiet, dusty confines of Zhejiang University's library. The German Master's student took to the road for a "mind-blowing" adventure of a lifetime, riding his bike across 12 Chinese provinces to learn firsthand the meaning of the "Chinese Dream."
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 19:25:01

American re-documents his grandfather's films of Nanjing Massacre

Chris Magee is on a mission to retrace his grandfather's footsteps.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 19:43:39

Environmentalist takes rural-first strategy to improve China's recycling

Every three or four days, Chen Liwen leaves home with a little hand trowel and a bag of carefully sorted kitchen waste.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 19:43:40

Young student starts a sex ed program for her peers

When Yao Sifan was a child she would ask her mother where babies came from and always got the same answer, “You will know when you grow up.” She says she never had sex education classes at school, and it wasn't until she was 15 that she accidently got a rude awakening.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 20:10:53

Volunteer narrates flicks so the visually impaired can feel the action

For a lucky few non-sighted people in Beijing, Saturday is film day in a courtyard cinema in Xicheng district.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/24 0:10:45

Stardom in the States

Jing Yongtai, one of thousands of Chinese-language teachers in New York City, has suddenly found herself in the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/17 5:03:39

Community champion seeks to support children left behind by imprisoned parents

Now going on 30, Peng is trying to help children in that area who have befallen the same fate, the so-called "drug orphans." He knows what these children need, physically and psychologically, and volunteers to help them through his NGO.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/10 5:03:40

Chinese dancer's Hindi moves prove a hit with Indian fans

She slithers onto the podium to the beat of a Hindi number, her lithe frame twirling into a classic Bollywood pose.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 21:00:24