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Zhi Yueying: Nurturing Children in the Mountain

Village teacher Zhi Yueying was loudly applauded at the national poverty alleviation commendation conference in February 2021, when she was honored for her contribution to poverty alleviation through education.

14:32, 04-13, 2021
When Coffee Meets Shanghai

At present, Chinese consumption of coffee is far less than that of tea products. However, with the improvement of people’s living standards and the growing coffee culture coupled with the huge demographic dividend that stimulates domestic consumption, there has been a continuous expansion in the coffee consumption.

10:00, 03-31, 2021
Kuche: Alleviating Poverty and Injecting New Vigor to Local Development

Hidden in the hinterland of Xinjiang, the little known county-level city of Kuche, is an example of what can be achieved by combining effort, work, and vision to eliminate poverty and bring vitality and prosperity to the life of local people.

12:32, 03-01, 2021
Zeng Qingcun: Serving the Nation with Scientific Research

On January 10, 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping presented the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award, China’s top scientific honor, to Zeng Qingcun, a renowned atmospheric scientist and researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), for his outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

10:13, 03-01, 2021
Going Trendy

A former industrial complex lying on the west side of Beijing’s Chang’an Avenue has changed drastically over the years. First built in 1919, the Shougang (Capital Iron and Steel) Group has witnessed the history of new China’s steelmaking industry. As the steelmaking giant relocated its manufacturing base to Beijing’s neighboring Hebei Province, the former industrial complex was vacated for new possibilities. Today, sci-fi elements, trendy sports, unmanned technology, and the footprints of the Winter Olympic Games can all be found in the renovated site. Renamed Shougang Industrial Park, it is taking on a new look.

09:59, 03-01, 2021
Growing Education Demand of Senior Citizens

It is projected that China will become the country with the largest aging population in the world by 2050. During the process, elderly people are expecting a dignified life with more choices to expand their horizons. As the aging population swells, there is now a growing movement of retirees integrating into society through education institutes for senior citizen as their thirst for learning new skills and knowledge grows.

15:17, 01-25, 2021
Reindeer Ewenki: China’s Last Reindeer-Herding Tribe

The Reindeer Ewenki in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is known as China’s only reindeer-using tribe that raises reindeer and preserves the culture of reindeer rearing. The reindeer herder community is special also because it jumped to the socialist system from their prior, relatively primitive traditional setup. According to generally agreed upon folk traditions, the Reindeer Ewenki people have a cultural history dating back nearly 3,000 years.

15:10, 01-25, 2021
Zhong Nanshan: Fulfilling Challenging Tasks

In the face of the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, 84-year-old medical expert Zhong Nanshan proposed effective strategies for epidemic prevention and control as well as treatment protocols, which have saved countless lives in the process. Because of his outstanding contribution, Zhong was awarded the Medal of the Republic, the highest state award which honors people who have made exceptional contributions to the development of China, in September 2020.

15:07, 01-25, 2021
Qingdao Presents Mystery Boxes on New Year’s Day

Sponsored by the Publicity Department of the CPC Qingdao Committee and Qingdao Bureau of Culture and Tourism, and organized by Qingdao Daily Group (QDG) in cooperation with Qingdao Shinan District Office of Culture and Tourism and QDG Liangyou Books, the 2021 “Gift from Qingdao” program was launched on January 1, 2021 to distribute 10,000 mystery boxes to citizens and tourists in Qingdao in the hope of helping them better understand the city’s scenic spots, cultural attractions, and hospitality.

15:49, 01-04, 2021
Vision Plus Determination Pays off

The past nine years have been the most fulfilling and fruitful period for a young Chinese couple — Liu Chuang and Ye Yutong. From two strangers embarking on a new university life in 2011, they became friends, ventured into the business world together, and then got married. Now, parents of two children, Liu and Ye are still balancing well their various hats of responsibility in life. Their tech start-up focusing on facial recognition technology has survived the hit of the COVID-19 epidemic and grown more resilient as a result. Liu is about to finish his doctorate degree program at the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) in Xi’an, capital city of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

12:37, 12-30, 2020
Xinjiang Marching Towards Greater Prosperity

Over the past 40 years since the commencement of reform and opening-up, nearly 800 million Chinese have risen above absolute poverty, accounting for more than 70 percent of the total reduction in poverty worldwide. The targeted poverty alleviation measures launched particularly in recent years have brought about tremendous changes across the country, including regions with a large presence of minority ethnic groups.

13:54, 11-27, 2020
Green Dream Comes True

Tall poplars, dryland willows, and salix mongolica willows are part of the golden autumn landscape around Salawusu Village in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is hard to imagine that 30 years ago, this was a barren place, desolate and uninhabited.

13:50, 11-27, 2020
TCM Helping Combat COVID-19

Beijing Tong Ren Tang is a time-honored brand in China’s traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) industry. Committed to making itself a global brand for years, in 2019, it became one of China’s first batch of national export bases to provide TCM services.

13:33, 11-27, 2020
Relocation to a Better Home

FIFTY-five-year-old Sonam Yeshe has a wealth of “moving” experience. He grew up in Menshi, a typical pastoral village in Gar County, Tibet Autonomous Region. As a pastoralist his work each year involved grazing yaks and sheep and herding them in three seasonal migrations to summer, autumn, and winter pastures. At the end of 2017 he and his family moved to the Kangle Xinju poverty-relief relocation site in Gar County. They now no longer have to move three times a year.

15:34, 11-03, 2020
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