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At 95, actress Qin Yi still in the spotlight

April 07, 2017


STANDING by a grand piano, 95-year-old actress Qin Yi recited “Lu Ma’s Monologue” from Chinese dramatist Cao Yu’s famous work “Thunderstorm”

Disability no hindrance to fine tuning piano

March 10, 2017


BLIND people in Shanghai are more likely to find work as masseurs, but Zhang Zhenyu walked a different path. The 38-year-old, despite

Technician shares successes with local vocational students

February 10, 2017


“craftsmanship” is becoming a prominent buzzword in China’s manufacturing sector as planners and entrepreneurs press for the development

Former wrestler fights crime on SWAT team

January 06, 2017


FEW people might realize it, but there’s a SWAT team based not far from Jing’an Temple, right in the heart of Shanghai’s commercial

Master ivory carver looks back at dying tradition

December 02, 2016


IVORY carving is surrounded in controversy. On one hand, the ivory trade has decimated elephant populations around the world. On the

Retiree recreates local landmarks out of trash

November 04, 2016


FOR 83-year-old Wu Hairong, a typical day starts at 5:30am, when he gets up to make breakfast for himself and his bedridden wife. After

Adversity hasn't knocked the wind out of her sails

October 09, 2016


DESPITE disappointment at the Rio Olympics, sailboat racer Xu Lijia isn't dwelling on the past. Her sights are now set on the Tokyo

An artist renders a glowing tribute to his mentor

September 02, 2016


EDITOR'S Note: The Lixiang Valley Community Center provides an on-site venue in the Xinzhuang Industrial Zone for employees and nearby

Ancient-style fans find modern connoisseurs

August 05, 2016


IN this modern age of technology, keeping cool on a hot day usually means air conditioning or an electric fan. Our ancestors had no

Young scientist picks up prestigious award in Paris

July 15, 2016


YING Yilun, 29, a postdoctoral scientist at East China University of Science and Technology, shot to fame recently when she became

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