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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

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