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Naturalized Chinese teenage athlete has sights set on Olympics

On June 7, Eileen Gu announced her naturalization as a Chinese citizen on her Instagram account. "I have decided to compete for China in the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics," reads the post.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 18:43:40

Nuclear 'heart surgeon' ensures safety of China's power plants

Qiao Sukai, 47, is responsible for everything related to fuel energy, including reception, inspection, installing, uninstalling and repairing. Out of the 45 nuclear power generation units, Qiao and his team replace and repair nuclear fuel assemblies for 23 of them, which is more than half of China's nuclear power generation units.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 19:38:40

Tributes paid to doctor dedicated to saving lives in Tibet

"If I were in Beijing I would be a respiratory physician, and I would do my scientific research, become a professor, and take walks in the yard after retirement," Zhou Nan once said in an interview. "But a normal life like that is predictable. There are endless unknown things and infinite possibilities in Tibet, and I love the unknown," she said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/9 19:43:39

Taiwan scholar teaching politics in mainland draws popularity

What is it like to be a young female teacher from Taiwan teaching politics at a university in the Chinese mainland? That's what draws the inquisitiveness of many toward Wang Mengyun.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 19:34:51

Zookeeper draws 1.8m online followers for protecting snow leopards

In zoology, it is believed that people get to know a species before feel concern for it. "The action brings hope," Qi said. "We hope more people can learn about snow leopards through Aoxue."
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 20:48:41

Doctor-officer takes pride caring for HIV/AIDS prisoners

For the past 18 years, Tang has been the head of Jianshui Prison Hospital, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, and has devoted all his energy to caring for prisoners with HIV/AIDS. The majority of patients admitted to the hospital are from the Eighth Prison yard, an isolated prison area exclusively for HIV/AIDS prisoners.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 20:03:40

Youngest professor aims to bring Chinese antitrust laws to global level

Ye Guangliang may turn on his computer at any time of the day, no matter how late at night or early in the morning. He is the first professor in Beijing's Renmin University of China born after 1980, and is also the director at the university's Antitrust and Competition Policy Center.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/4 20:28:40

Scientist Wang Demin helps China's first major oilfield produce for half century

Wang, 82, is also a professor of the School of Petroleum Engineering under Northeast Petroleum University, in Daqing, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, and the founder of the stratified development of petroleum and chemical flooding technology in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 19:38:40

Writer Gu Qingsheng dedicates his life to documenting the natural wonders of Shennongjia

Gu Qingsheng, a writer with Chinese National Geographic, has observed golden monkeys in the Shennongjia forest of Central China's Hubei Province for more than 11 years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 19:33:41

Young Chinese Bitcoin entrepreneur 'didn't spend that much' to win chance to dine with Buffett

The young Chinese Bitcoin entrepreneur Justin Sun, or Sun Yuchen, may have been dubbed a "cryptocurrency pioneer" by Western media after bidding a record $4.57 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett, but his counterparts on Chinese social media have not shown quite the same enthusiasm for him.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:58:40

Xinjiang officer patrols border, serves village in fight against terrorism

Four years after being transferred from a border public security bureau in Yingawati township of Aksu Prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Zhang Zhenwei can still remember his days on patrol.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:28:40

Japanese monk finds 'second home' in China's Xinjiang

Yasutaka Kojima, 77, is dubbed as "a Japanese man who has touched the whole Xinjiang." Over the last 36 years, Kojima has worked on promoting communication and protecting the cultural heritage of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 19:08:01

Doctor from Guangdong bringing much needed services to impoverished villages in Yunnan

"Doctors from Guangdong Province are here providing medical treatment and examinations, please come to the villagers' activity room." Guan Yanping had just reached the top of a mountain as the announcement from a loudspeaker echoed through Bingzhongluo county of the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 20:13:40

Self-discipline is key for PLA Navy's first woman trainee captain on destroyer

During a combat drill in the East China Sea in March, Wei Huixiao sat in the command room on the missile destroyer Changchun and gave orders to soldiers to deal the finishing blow to the "enemy."
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2019/5/9 19:03:41

Brave choice puts young animation artist on path to success

Everybody has a dream, but not everybody has the courage to realize it. Liu Bijiao, a Beijing girl who now works with DreamWorks Television Animation as a background artist, believes that she is one of the few who does.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 18:23:40

Man on a mission

Long anticipated by Chinese military enthusiasts, the Nanchang, China's first Type 055 destroyer, painted with the hull number 101, was part of the destroyer group that was presented at the celebration of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's 70th anniversary in Qingdao on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 20:28:40

Farmer with burning passion for astronomy becomes online icon

At the age of 70, Wu Shiying, a farmer who lives in the mountains of Shiyan, Central China's Hubei Province, has suddenly become an online icon due to his deep love of astronomy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 20:18:41

Disabled man in Xinjiang stands on his own feet to lead fellow villagers out of poverty

Turhan Bayi Wugus and his wife are both disabled. The wife is highly myopic and can only see clearly for 2 to 3 meters in front of her. In 2010, the family of four, with two teenage sons, was placed on allowance as they were financially overburdened. Nine years later, Turhan Bayi Wugus now runs one of the biggest farms in his village. He has not only lifted himself out of poverty, but also brought together many younger Kazaks in his village to develop the farming and planting industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 19:18:40