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

Dong Desheng is featured in a China Central Television program wearing an ethnic Russian costume. Photo: Courtesy of Dong Desheng “Are you a foreigner?” Dong Desheng is often asked this on his travels to other cities in China.  “I am Chinese,” he always patiently replies. With blue eyes, golden hair and fair skin, 44-year-old Dong, …

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

Award-winning work The Moment Photo: Courtesy of Bao Yongqing 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.  Bao’s work, The Moment, which beat out over 48,000 entries from …

Pioneer of prevention Academician dedicated to containing epidemics for national rejuvenation

Wang Longde, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering Photo: IC 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.  As president of the Chinese Preventive …

Highly decorated war veteran kept his glory from public for decades

Zhang Fuqing gives a solemn military salute. Photo: Courtesy of Tang Jun 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).  This 95-year-old …