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Lone researcher goes on global search for lost relics

Liu Yang has become a name that one cannot help but mention when talking about the Yuanmingyuan. He has spent the last 12 years tracing its relics and has managed to track down nearly 1,000 pieces across the globe. In addition to writing books, he also found one of the only three sets of relics which have ever been returned.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/24 5:03:00

Former teacher fights against Japan's denial of Nanjing Massacre

Matusoka Tamaki, a writer and former teacher who has long been a headache for Japanese right-wingers, got on their nerves again when she published her new English-language book on the Nanjing Massacre.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/17 5:03:01

Controversial scholar promotes Confucian idea of repentance

Wash your hands, walk blindfolded, read a script aloud, bow to a picture of Confucius and then burn the script – that is the way to carry out a proper and complete confession, according to Huang Shouyu, a Confucian scholar from Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/11 5:03:01

'Female version of Trump' combines guns and Chinese qipao

While some are troubled by the similarity between Google and Sue Googe's surname, the Chinese American woman has been taking the media by storm in both the US and China as she fights for a seat in Congress to represent North Carolina's 4th District.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/27 5:03:02

Web host tests boundaries with sexually charged shows

When sexy dance music started, Wang Ruier swayed her hips and ran her fingers through her hair as she stepped onto the sofa with one leg. Squatting down on the sofa, she then extended one leg toward the webcam and started stroking it slowly. The show had just begun. Wang used to be a model, actress and club dancer. Last December, she found a new job – as a Web host. Her shows, which often feature her dancing in revealing costumes, attract thousands of real-time viewers each night.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2016/5/20 0:42:38

Retired doctor takes on hospitals to expose dark practices

Chen Xiaolan, a former doctor who is renowned for exposing the dark side of the medical industry, has targeted the notorious Putian private hospitals yet again, following the death of Wei Zexi, a college student who received ineffective treatment at a Putian clinic.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/13 0:14:53

Woman tracks down the imposter who stole her future

Wang Nana was riding on the bus when her lawyer sent her a text message, telling her “the result is out.” She immediately went online and read a report from the government of Zhoukou, Central China's Henan Province. The report said that her college entrance notice had indeed been sold to another person. Then that person went on to live the life she could have had, using her name, going to her college and securing her dream job afterwards. The government also declared that 13 people related to this case have been punished.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/6 5:03:02

Professor instills 'Chinese virtues' in service robot

With her fair skin, rosy cheeks and wide eyes, you can easily mistake Jiajia for a beautiful woman. But once she starts to speak, you'd realize that she's a humanoid robot.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/22 0:54:50

Japanese retiree tries to convince Chinese farmers to go organic

With the environment and its impact on people's health increasingly becoming a source of concern in China, Kawasaki Hiroto, a retired agricultural expert from Japan, sensed the country's need for organic farming.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/15 1:05:47

Former mine manager leads way for amateur scientists

In China, people like to say that "a master walks among the people." There is probably no one who epitomizes this saying more than Zheng Xiaoting, a paleontologist with a global reputation who did not even complete middle school.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/8 0:05:18

Driver takes drastic action against rule-breaker

If a car cuts you off to overtake yours, what would you do? For Tang Jinxiang, a driver in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, the answer was clear.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/25 1:10:30

Son still haunted after sending mother to execution during Cultural Revolution

“He stomped on her leg, and my mother immediately fell to her knees. They then used hemp ropes to tie her arms behind her back. It was like they were binding zongzi [rice dumplings],” recalled Zhang Hongbing, 63, a Beijing-based lawyer.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/18 0:37:44

China's first foreign grass-roots govt representative faces challenges as village consultant

On February 29, Frenchman Emmanuel Denis, also known by his Chinese name Ding Yimu, made history by becoming a consultant for Hehong village committee in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/11 5:03:03

Anti-smoking campaigner goes on national tour grabbing cigarettes from people's mouths

Zhang Yue's name cards carry an eye-catching title: “Top anti-smoking fighter.” Despite the flamboyant term, the 56-year-old man from Henan Province usually dresses in a rather low-key manner, donning a jacket, jeans and sometimes a cap that hides half of his face.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/4 5:03:01

Photographer Zhang Lei wins WPP award for smog project

Zhang Lei was not prepared to become famous. On February 18, he went from being an ordinary photographer at the Tianjin Daily, to seeing online that his name had made headlines in media reports about the World Press Photo (WPP) contest. The 35-year-old photographer had won first prize in the "contemporary issues" category of the 59th WPP contest, securing his place in the annals of Chinese photography history.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/26 5:03:02

Taiwan woman labeled 'slut' for locking lips with 100 guys fights back

Yang Yaqing remembers that when she first thought up her “100 kisses in Paris” project, her friends didn't approve. They thought the very idea of going around the city and kissing strangers was ridiculous. Back then, Yang was a musician in Taiwan. The idea had just suddenly occurred to her, she thought it would be cute to ask strangers whether they want to kiss her. But she was unable to do it until 2009, when she was studying in Paris. But little did she know, it would change her life.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/19 5:03:01

Student representative faces backlash over apparently wealthy lifestyle

Donning a well-tailored Armani suit and a red scarf, the 13-year-old teenager sat conspicuously among the grown-ups at this year's Shenzhen legislative and political advisory sessions. Instead of accompanying his parents to this formal occasion, Liu Bo was there to make his voice heard as the only student representative.
Source: Agencies – Global Times | 2016/2/5 5:03:02

Father compiles guide to help children survive Beijing smog

What was meant to be a guide for other parents at the kindergarten soon became a hit on the Internet after Chen Yu posted it on microblogging site Weibo. Over 4,000 people shared his post, and millions have read it via various platforms. On e-commerce site jd.com, in one week, the price of an air purifier that Chen recommended in his post soared from 3,999 yuan ($608) to 7,990 yuan. “It was completely unexpected,” he said.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/29 5:03:03