Zhu Weiqun visits Jokhang Temple in central Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 5. Photo: Li Qian/GTFor many years, Zhu Weiqun has been one of China’s most iconic figures on religious and ethnic policies, facing up to personal representatives of the Dalai Lama and tackling foreign journalists'...
Thubten Gyatso, a teacher from the Moding village school in Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, plays with his students. Photo: VCGIn January, Thubten Gyatso from Moding village in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, went to Hainan Province for the...
Lin Heqin trains her boxing at a center in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. Photo: VCGIn a video that has now gone viral online, Lin Heqin faces off against a Russian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete in a ring, both wearing tightly fitting rashguards, bodies ready for action, and eyes...
Cui Jing, an advocate who has devoted herself to promoting the rights of deaf people Photo: Courtesy of Cui Jing"I've set up an electric shock device outside my vagina. If anyone touches it, he'll be electrocuted." This line is from Vagina Monologues, a popular play that encourages women...
Guo Jianhua holds a picture of the protagonist in the movie based on her life. Photo: VCGWhenever she is interviewed, Guo Jianhua will take reporters into fields and guide them through villages, encouraging them to chat with the farmers. For her, that is the best way to explain...
Takeru Seino stretches noodles in his restaurant. Photo: Zhang Yiqian/GT On a Sunday morning, when almost all the shops on Yasukuni-dori street, Tokyo, are closed,  a line quietly forms in front of a Chinese noodle shop. At 11 am, staff open the door and usher customers inside. The...
Zhan Yingying mails her proposal to deputies of the National People's Congress. Photo: Courtesy of Zhan Yingying A  week before this year's national two sessions, Zhan Yingying (pseudonym) was excited to finally receive positive feedback from a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC). The deputy told Zhan that...
Shen Jilan at this year's National People's Congress in Beijing on Monday Photo: IC Sporting her signature dark blue suit and short bob haircut, Shen Jilan, 89, arrived in Beijing to participate in this year's two sessions.No one in China has managed to break her record as the...
Su Pengxue appears as a guest on the talk show Talk to her. Photo: Screenshot of Talk to her Su Pengxue turned 90 last year, but everybody who sees him says he looks like someone in his 70s. What he didn't tell people was that while others his...
  Inventor Shang Jianzhong shows off his ShangRing in his office in Wuhu, East China's Anhui Province. Photo: Courtesy of Shang Jianzhong  A former carpenter from Wuhu, Anhui Province, with no previous medical knowledge has won recognition from Bill Gates for a male circumcision device that he invented. The device,...
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