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Female MMA champ proves women can be just as tough as men

From her appearance, not many can believe she's an MMA fighter. Normally, people think of MMA athletes as huge and ferocious-looking. But Lin is more petite than most, fair-skinned, and has a constantly smiling demeanor. She has continually proved herself in fight after fight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/26 5:03:40

Chinese head of UK-based NGO brings hope to sick in Myanmar

Zhang Jun could have become a top official in China's health field, but the path the 56-year-old chose was one that most people find hard to comprehend – helping people in northern Myanmar, a region in the hands of military and armed groups.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 19:19:02

New rock group seeks to raise understanding of rare disease sufferers

An original new rock band has become the voice of people who suffer rare diseases, using music to call for understanding and respect for people regardless of their medical condition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:18:18

Judge goes beyond call of duty to help young offenders

In the hearts of many juveniles, Chen Haiyi is more like a “mother” than a judge. Chen, chief judge of the judicial tribunal at Guangzhou Intermediate People's Court, Guangdong Province, has helped more than 1,000 juvenile offenders reject a life of crime in the past 20 years.
Source: Agencies – Global Times | 2018/1/4 23:28:56

A ride north to south gives German student new insights into real China

Joerg Hoefer's research for his graduate thesis wasn't conducted in the quiet, dusty confines of Zhejiang University's library. The German Master's student took to the road for a "mind-blowing" adventure of a lifetime, riding his bike across 12 Chinese provinces to learn firsthand the meaning of the "Chinese Dream."
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 19:25:01

American re-documents his grandfather's films of Nanjing Massacre

Chris Magee is on a mission to retrace his grandfather's footsteps.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 19:43:39

Environmentalist takes rural-first strategy to improve China's recycling

Every three or four days, Chen Liwen leaves home with a little hand trowel and a bag of carefully sorted kitchen waste.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 19:43:40

Young student starts a sex ed program for her peers

When Yao Sifan was a child she would ask her mother where babies came from and always got the same answer, “You will know when you grow up.” She says she never had sex education classes at school, and it wasn't until she was 15 that she accidently got a rude awakening.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 20:10:53

Volunteer narrates flicks so the visually impaired can feel the action

For a lucky few non-sighted people in Beijing, Saturday is film day in a courtyard cinema in Xicheng district.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/24 0:10:45

Stardom in the States

Jing Yongtai, one of thousands of Chinese-language teachers in New York City, has suddenly found herself in the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/17 5:03:39

Community champion seeks to support children left behind by imprisoned parents

Now going on 30, Peng is trying to help children in that area who have befallen the same fate, the so-called "drug orphans." He knows what these children need, physically and psychologically, and volunteers to help them through his NGO.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/10 5:03:40

Chinese dancer's Hindi moves prove a hit with Indian fans

She slithers onto the podium to the beat of a Hindi number, her lithe frame twirling into a classic Bollywood pose.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 21:00:24

Going Solo

Yang Xiaolong, a driver in a rented car for a ride-hailing app in Jiaxing, a small city in East China's Zhejiang Province, has no idea when he'll make enough money to continue his journey.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/26 21:44:06

Elderly couple devote retirement to bringing couples together

Since their retirement, Chen and Lan have made matchmaking their sole enterprise. From 63 years ago when Lan acted as a go-between, till today, they have matched 1,740 couples free of charge. Their nationwide reputation for honesty and efficiency has earned them the crown of "super matchmakers."
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 18:00:33

As tensions rise on the peninsula, Korean War veteran recalls the cruelty of battle

Although the Chinese public generally take a harsher attitude toward North Korea for its sporadic nuclear tests, some veterans who fought in the Korean War think differently.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 23:29:27

Japanese octogenarian battles to spread knowledge of Unit 731

“As long as I'm still alive and able to talk, I won't stop telling the truth and advocating for peace,” said Japanese Yamabe Yukiko.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 20:55:03

Entrepreneur raises millions of bugs to tackle food waste problem

After being ground, waste food is pumped into glass containers in the plant through a pipe, then devoured by millions of cockroaches.
Source: Global Times–People's Daily | 2017/9/14 20:40:29

Chinese activist goes undercover to fight China-Africa ivory smuggling

Huang Hongxiang remembers the first time he went undercover as a researcher for animal protection NGO Eagle Network, when he pretended to be a merchant from Hong Kong and came face to face with a smuggler in Uganda.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/8 5:03:40