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79-year-old Chinese academic spearheads efforts to break US high-tech monopoly

China's lack of progress in domestically developed computer chips and operating systems has become a heated topic once again after the US issued a ban against Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp in mid-April.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 19:28:39

Doctor tells of harrowing arrest after calling popular tonic 'harmful' in blog

Three months in detention have left Tan Qindong a considerably changed man. On his profile photo, he is the picture of confidence: wearing his doctor's scrubs and smiling broadly with his arms crossed. Now, the 39-year-old doctor seems distressed and anxious.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/27 5:03:41

China's only sign language lawyer on mission to defend deaf people's rights

Tang Shuai's social messaging app WeChat almost crashed recently after thousands of people sent him invitations hoping to befriend him. All these aspiring WeChat friends had one thing in common: they are deaf.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/20 5:03:43

Designer on quest to lead visual revolution with Chinese style characters

Post-90s designer Ye Tianyu has always had a keen interest in reviving classical Chinese culture, and now he's using that passion to address the dearth of digital Chinese types by creating a high-value digital character bank.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 18:10:05

Professor uses physics to tackle problems facing Team China

While many people denounce the pathetic performance of Chinese football in international games, one retired physics professor is trying to understand the reasons behind the failure of the sport in this country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/7 5:03:41

Veteran medical worker dedicated to helping poor patients in Tanzania

Traveling around the world on aid missions may sound like a glamorous calling, but when Song Tao, a Chinese medical worker, announced that he would go to Tanzania on one such mission, his friends “went visibly pale.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 20:32:42

Chinese inventor's circumcision device hailed for role in fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa

A former carpenter from Wuhu, Anhui Province, with no previous medical knowledge has won recognition from Bill Gates for a male circumcision device that he invented.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 18:34:11

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