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Physician who played pivotal role in battling SARS once again serves the people amid new epidemic

Doctor, intellectual, technological official, truth-teller, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, deputy to the National People's Congress, and hero during the fight against SARS and the novel coronavirus. These are the labels on Zhong Nanshan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/14 20:48:40

Ringing the alarm

Zhang Jixian is considered the first doctor to report the novel coronavirus before its outbreak. She works as the director of respiratory and critical care medicine department of the Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/6 19:33:43

The man behind China's signature project to reach for the stars

The astronomical telescope is made of 4,450 individual panels which move with the object thanks to its world's largest and most accurate cable net structure. FAST is the world's most sensitive telescope with a general performance 2.5 to 3 times better than the world's second largest.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 19:43:40

Rural Chinese glacier hiker inspires climate awareness at UN

Wang Xiangjun, a 30-year-old rural Chinese man, displayed videos of glaciers he has been filming for years at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid of Spain in December 2019, calling for attention of the international community on global warming and environmental protection.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 19:48:40

Scientist plants corals in South China Sea to save ecosystem

After 20 years of hard work in the sea, Huang and her team have a clear picture of the reproduction patterns of corals in the South China Sea. They can expect the corals' ovulation period with only a three-day margin of error.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 22:28:42

The Liaoning's first helmswoman inspires more women to serve the PLA, achieve their goals

Xu Ling, who was once the first helmswoman of China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was excited and proud to see China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong, officially entering service in the middle of December 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 20:23:44

Cliff honey hunting enthusiast helps Yunnan minority escape poverty

To gather wild honey from cliff in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, honey hunters risk their life every day, facing swarms of bees and being stung repeatedly while standing on a rope ladder.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 20:19:54

The man behind 'fairy bird' revival in East China

China made a miracle in saving and protecting giant pandas from the verge of extinction, and now the miracle is repeated for the crested ibis, which is also known as an auspicious "fairy bird" or "beauty bird" in Asian culture. The species is still endangered, but its revival is a conservation success in China, in which Qiu Guoqiang, an expert on the crested ibis, plays his role in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 20:53:43

Uncle Petrov, the ethnic Russian web celebrity: I am Chinese

With blue eyes, golden hair and fair skin, 44-year-old Dong, a farmer who has gained popularity on streaming platforms Kuaishou and Douyin, is an ethnic Russian, one of China's 56 officially recognized ethnic groups, living in Xunke county, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 21:08:43

Vet-turned-writer traces triumphant home journey of Xinjiang's wild horses

Since 1985, China started reintroducing Przewalski's horses from the UK, Germany and the US. In 2008, the first batch of the horses were returned to the wild, and in 2013, they started to reproduce and breed in the wild with a 100 percent reproductive survival rate for many consecutive years. Zhang Hefan, 45, wrote a book recordingthe real stories of the 15 Przewalski's horses, the 16th batch that was released to the wild by the center back in 2018. The diary follows the horses and their journey of gradually adapting to their natural habitat.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 19:33:40

Legendary postman has driven along dangerous Sichuan-Tibet mail route for three decades

Legendary postman has driven along dangerous Sichuan-Tibet mail route for three decades
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/14 21:58:40

How a West China photographer took the global award-winning photo out of 48,000 entries

For Bao Yongqing, a photographer from Northwest China's Qinghai Province, it is "a surprise" to win the world's most highly respected competition for wildlife photography, the first time a Chinese photographer has won the prize.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 22:25:18

How a young graduate's brief pit stop became a lifelong passion

Li Yunhe places brown framed glasses snuggly upon his eyes. A white lens splits the lenses into two with one for recreational use and the other set for his profession, restoring murals in the Mogao Grottoes in Northwest China's Gansu Province. Li has been at it for 63 years, helping restore more than 4,000 square meters of murals.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 21:18:40

Bhutanese photographer retraces enlightening journey of Chinese monk

When Bhutanese photographer Pawo Choyning Dorji went into a bookstore in Beijing's bustling Sanlitun area in 2012 and asked for a book about Xuanzang, a legendary Chinese Buddhist monk, he was offered the mythology book Journey to the West.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/24 17:23:40

Academician dedicated to containing epidemics for national rejuvenation

Wang Longde, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, served as vice minister of the National Health Commission of China for more than 10 years, playing a significant leadership role in the country's public health field.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/25 18:53:40

China's first environmental chief content with today's progress

Qu Geping, 89, became China's first environmental protection chief in 1987, when the bureau of environment protection was founded. The bureau has become the current Ministry of Environment and Ecology (MEE).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 13:58:40

Highly decorated war veteran kept his glory from public for decades

Zhang Fuqing's many certificates and medals of honor had never been unveiled until 62 years later. A yellowing meritorious service certificate shows that he destroyed four enemy pillboxes and served as a commando many times during the War of Liberation (1946-49).
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/6 15:43:40

88-year-old pioneer has played pivotal role in China's nuclear industry

At 88 years of age, Zhou Yongmao remains as enthusiastic about his job as any young person, and arrives at his office for work promptly every day. As one of China's earliest nuclear submarine and nuclear reactor experts, Zhou was appointed as an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1995. He now works as a senior engineer at the China National Nuclear Corporation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 19:48:41