CHINA >> Profile

Filmmaker focuses on pollution caused by overseas waste

Over the past seven years, freelance filmmaker Wang Jiuliang has dedicated himself to two things: spending three years taking photos showing the garbage that besieged the capital city Beijing, and making a documentary on pollution in vast areas of China caused by plastic waste from overseas, titled Plastic China, for the past three years.
Source: Global Times | 2015/1/30 5:03:01

Zhan Youbing trains his camera on a neglected social group

At first he wanted to show his family back home his life in the cities but later he thought that mastering the art of photography could increase his sense of security and help him become more competitive in the labor market.
Source: Global Times | 2015/1/23 5:03:01

Foreign face, Chinese heart

Li Yizu is not a typical Chinese man. For a start, he doesn't look like one. Ever since he was a child, he has been singled out for his chiseled facial features, blue eyes and blond hair.
Source: Global Times | 2015/1/16 5:03:02

CCTV host goes from 'Lady at the back' to stage setter

Despite having interviewed a number of leading foreign government officials and hosting prestigious meetings, Tian Wei, a China Central Television (CCTV) English Channel host, is surprisingly low-key and maintains a humble attitude.
Source: Global Times | 2015/1/9 5:03:01

Wang Hao ends storied career on China's table tennis team

China's table tennis world champion Wang Hao finished his career as a professional player earlier this month without a gold medal for an Olympic singles title.
Source: Global Times | 2015/1/3 5:03:03

Cai Yanqing provides creative space for others

Cai Yanqing, a practitioner of social innovation, launched a co-working space, the “Yi-gather Community,” last year. The community was the first of its kind in Guangzhou.
Source: Global Times | 2014/12/25 18:18:01

Classical pianist inspires through modern software

Playing the piano and using phone apps are the two biggest parts of Kong Xiangdong's life now
Source: Global Times | 2014/12/19 5:03:02

Professor risks all to protect vanishing ancient towns

Many people were delighted at the news that the water town Wuzhen may become the “Davos of China,” but none more so than one elderly man living 130 kilometers away in Shanghai.
Source: Global Times | 2014/12/12 5:03:01

'Daddy Peng' works to raise AIDS awareness in the gay community

"Daddy Peng," an AIDS prevention volunteer, helps spread the knowledge of safe sex to the gay community.
Source: Global Times | 2014/12/5 5:03:01

Rejecting the elite

Recently, Zhou Hao, a student in Beijing, became famous for an astonishing decision he made three years ago. In late 2011, Zhou quit Peking University (Beida)'s School of Life Sciences and entered the Beijing Industrial Technician College.
Source: Global Times – Agencies | 2014/11/28 5:03:01

An Austrian brings classical Western philosophy into Chinese universities

Leopold Leeb is a teacher of Latin, Greek and classical Hebrew at the Renmin University of China. This is the 20th year that the Austrian, aged 47, has lived in China, and he has no plans to go back.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/21 5:03:02

Burglar hopes graft proof may bring lighter sentence

When Fang Yunyun broke into two wealthy households, she stole handfuls of gold bars and hundreds of shopping gift cards, among other items, worth 2 million yuan.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/14 5:03:07

From village girl to fashion iconoclast

Wang Shouying, a farmer in Shangdong Province who had no education on designing, becomes famous on Weibo and cooperates with clothing companies.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/7 5:03:02

Water meter reader-turned-photographer Liu Tao captures humor in the mundane

Liu Tao, a water meter reader in Hefei, Anhui Province, never imagined that the arc of his career would change so rapidly. If it hadn't been for photography, he would have been a water meter reader his whole life.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/31 5:03:02

In defense of the Party

The controversially patriotic online writer Zhou Xiaoping was put in the limelight after appearing at a recent symposium on literature and art chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who encouraged Zhou to “spread more positive energy” when he shook hands with him.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/24 5:03:02

Room for improvement

For his thesis project, Zhou chose to “make sense of the basement dwellings” through design.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/17 5:03:01

Pioneering teacher blazes trail for sexology

Peng Xiaohui has been teaching at the Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, Hubei Province for 20 years. He had once been jokingly referred to as the “sex professor” and “the professor who hands out condoms,” but today his class has become widely popular.
Source: Nandu Weekly - Global Times | 2014/10/10 5:03:01

The price of honesty

He is probably the first Chinese official who has openly risen to the challenge of dispelling the notion that “all officials receive bribes.”
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/29 5:03:01