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Despite anti-discrimination rules, HIV-positive man refused job

After working at a public institution in a county government in Shangrao, East China's Jiangxi Province, for several years, Wang Ke (pseudonym), aged 30, was ready for a career move from the county to the city, even though he was HIV positive – a secret he had kept from all but his family.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/4 5:03:40

Guangzhou professor teaches class on death amidst controversy

For 16 years, there's one homework assignment Hu Yian always gives his class: to write a will. When his students hear this, the class usually breaks into chaos, but Hu always insists.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/28 5:03:40

50-year-old astronaut serves as mentor to next generation

"Isn't this cool?" 50-year-old Jing Haipeng asked his fellow astronaut Chen Dong in the cabin of Shenzhou-11 spaceship after it launched successfully from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on October 17. "Very cool!" Chen, flying for the first time, answered in awe.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/21 5:03:40

Graffiti artist decorates city despite destruction of work

In big cities like Beijing, it is not rare to see graffiti on some deserted wall get painted over without drawing much reaction from the public. But one artist has been so prolific that he has outpaced continuing clean-up efforts, and started to call people's attention to his paintings and street art culture in general.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/14 5:03:39

Director compares foreign medical care reform with China's

Sun hopes that her documentary can offer some insights into China's health care reform, which is currently high on the government's agenda.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/8 0:43:39

Great Leap Forward pioneer now builds 'new socialist countryside' in his home village

Among the pile of books stacked beside Wang Baojing's bed are Xi Jinping: The Governance of China and Learn the People's Skills with Chairman Mao.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/23 5:03:40

62-year-old still hopes to find legendary wildman

Zhang Jinxing has spent the last 22 years in search of the Chinese Bigfoot, or yeren, in Shennongjia, a nature reserve in the western part of Central's China Hubei Province. No solid proof of its existence has been found so far, but Zhang's efforts have earned him a nickname – Zhang yeren.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/17 5:03:40

Firefighter pays tribute to comrades slain in Tianjin blast

For most people, the memory of the August 12, 2015 blasts in the coastal city of Tianjin, which killed 159 people, is fading away. But for Zhang Mengfan, a firefighter with the Tianjin No.8 fire brigade, the explosions continue to haunt him.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/9 5:03:40

Chinese campaigner to take her fight for disability rights global

In October, a Chinese woman will become the new president of Rehabilitation International (RI), a global organization that empowers people with disabilities and provides sustainable solutions towards achieving a more inclusive society for them.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/2 5:03:40

Chinese migrant offers solace to Syrian refugees in Turkey

Every month, Wu Zhen drives to the outskirts of the Turkish capital Ankara to visit Syrian refugees living there.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/25 19:38:39

Former cop writes about shady police practices

Nine years after taking off his police uniform for the last time, 42-year-old Wu Youming feels more than content about his life.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/19 5:03:40

Woman keeps on petitioning after serving jail term for forming 'fake government'

Rural woman Zhang Haixin, 48, returned to her dilapidated rented home in the small city of Dengzhou, after finishing a two-year prison term.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/12 5:03:40

British hiker mobilizes volunteers to clear up litter on the Great Wall

China has been Briton William Lindesay's home for 30 years. Now 60, he is married to a Chinese woman, and they have two children. But his love affair with China started at the Great Wall. For decades, he has dedicated himself to the protection of the ancient structure which is marred by garbage left behind by increasing numbers of visitors.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/5 5:03:52

Migrant worker seeks to expand villagers' minds through reading

Wu spent more than 10 years working in different cities, such as Dongguan, Shenzhen and Beijing. She worked in a plastic factory, sold jewelry and clothes and waited tables, earning very little. The hardship she suffered led her to the decision that no one else should follow in her footsteps.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/29 5:03:00

Ex-Xinhua reporter sets out on his own with satirical WeChat account

He was a reporter at the Chongqing bureau of the Xinhua News Agency, China's biggest State-owned news agency. He'd written about the benefits of China's urbanization, anti-corruption campaigns and China's 13th five-year plan. Just like the majority of articles churned out by China's State media, his stories are rigid, sometimes lackluster, but always strictly - and safely - in line with the government's ideology. If you happened to come across his stories in the newspaper, you probably wouldn't have bothered to check the byline and find out who wrote it.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/22 5:03:04

Anti-graft official vows to keep fighting after resignation

Party disciplinary official Lu Qun was not one who fit into the system the way other cadres did.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/15 7:03:03

Chinese mother's interviews with 90 students studying overseas provide insight

Like most Chinese parents, who are famous for being demanding when it comes to their children's education, Li used to be anxious about her son's education and future.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/7 19:08:00

Party chief courts fame to help impoverished county

Performing in music videos and sky-diving are just some of the ways in which Chen Xingjia, Party chief of a poverty-stricken county in Central China's Hubei Province, has won people over.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/1 5:03:02