Monthly archives: September, 2016

Great Leap Forward pioneer now builds ‘new socialist countryside’ in his home village

Wang Baojing overlooks Fenghuo village from a construction site. Photo: Xie Wenting/GT Among the pile of books stacked beside Wang Baojing’s bed are Xi Jinping: The Governance of China and Learn the People’s Skills with Chairman Mao. The 86-year-old, who lives in Fenghuo village, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, reads them attentively, notes down his interpretations …

62-year-old still hopes to find legendary wildman

Zhang Jinxing rests during an expedition in Shennongjia, Hubei Province, in April 2001. Photo: CFP Zhang Jinxing has spent the last 22 years in search of the Chinese Bigfoot, or yeren, in Shennongjia, a nature reserve in the western part of Central’s China Hubei Province. No solid proof of its existence has been found so …

China may fuel India’s smartphone sector

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT India is one of the few spots still buzzing with high growth in the global smartphone landscape, and has thereby increasingly become a magnet for smartphone makers from its giant northeastern neighbor, China, where the market for smartphones has now hit a plateau after years of explosive growth. These Chinese trailblazers are …

Firefighter pays tribute to comrades slain in Tianjin blast

Zhang Mengfan Photo: CFP For most people, the memory of the August 12, 2015 blasts in the coastal city of Tianjin, which killed 159 people, is fading away. But for Zhang Mengfan, a firefighter with the Tianjin No.8 fire brigade, the explosions continue to haunt him. The night of the explosions, Zhang was manning the …

Chinese campaigner to take her fight for disability rights global

Zhang Haidi(right) meets a woman who looks up to her and regards her as idol. Photo: CFP   In October , a Chinese woman will become the new president of Rehabilitation International (RI) , a global organization that empowers people with disabilities and provides sustainable solutions towards achieving a more inclusive society for them. Zhang …