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  1. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Water engineer passionate about saving major southern China rivers

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by He Huifeng

    ... his expertise to save rivers Xiong Yang, 54, is a water-treatment engineer who is passionate about preserving vital rivers. In a nationwide event to promote awareness of river conservation, ... of project to protect the wild animals and nature. What is Green River's core mission? Green River was set up in 1997 by Yang Xin to protect the environment and wildlife habitat around ...

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    'I won't be a cicada in cold weather': outspoken official vows not to change

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Alice Yan

    ... expected my career within the government would be affected. Therefore I thank Wang Yang (former Guangdong party head and current Politburo member) for creating the atmosphere and advocating ...

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    Teaching China what's special about coffee, one bean at a time

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Richie Wang didn't know anything about coffee beans. But as a high-school student in the United States, he worked as a part-time waiter at an Italian restaurant, and it was there that he was introduced to the joys of espresso. Each day his boss lined him up a shot of the bitter black blend, on the house. That was Wang's first taste of the Italian mainstay. At the bistro he was also ...

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    Chef Yao Yang brings a taste of Spain to the hutongs of Beijing

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:22am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com The element of surprise is the secret ingredient for the success of restaurateur who brings a taste of Iberia to the hutongs of Beijing Spanish practice serves chef well Yao Yang's life could have been very different. He was studying management in Ireland and his family was hoping he would take up a sensible career as a white-collar worker ...

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    Research team debunks sterotypes about 'leftover women'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:57am by He Huifeng

    ... in 2008, three researchers- Luo Aiping, Wang Feng and Jiang Yu- spent three years interviewing more than 40 "leftover women" across eight cities. Their work, which analyses how the media ... old and thus categorised as a "leftover woman". Curious about the stereotype by the mainland media, I decided to write a book to expose the truth. That year, I met Wang Feng, ...

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    Entrepreneur is a mover and maker: Justin Wang Shenglin

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Celine Sun

    ... and turn their inspiration into reality. Justin Wang Shenglin, 25, is a co-founder of Beijing Makerspace. What does Beijing Makerspace actually do? We are a social enterprise. We organise fun ...

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    Tycoon's villas turned into house of hope for cerebral palsy victims

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Alice Yan

    ... companies making donations or sending staff as volunteers, have all helped us and I  am grateful to them. Do any children stand out in your mind? I am most impressed with two. One is nicknamed Yang Yang, and has been staying here for a decade. When he was sent to our centre, he was two years old. His arms and feet didn’t respond when touched and he couldn’t swallow. Now his limbs respond ...

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    Guide dog trainer wants others to have what her visually impaired mother does

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Celine Sun

    ... mother's life, Wang Xin gave up her well-paying job at a Japanese trading company in 2010 and joined the China Guide Dog Training Centre in Dalian, Liaoning province, where she now works as a trainer. Despite the hard work and low pay, Wang, 34, says she feels satisfied when a dog "graduates" from the centre and begins to help people. Why did you decide to become a guide dog ...

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    Seven years to stamp out spitting: the 'Woodpeckers' swooping on Beijing's bad habits

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:56am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Seven-year crusade to stamp out spitting and other poor behaviour is paying dividends Woodpeckers of Beijing swoop on antisocial habits Wang Tao, president of the non-profit Green Woodpecker Association, has been on a mission for the past seven years- convincing people to behave in a more civil way in public. Each week, Wang and other ...

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    Taking lessons from Chinese classics in a modern world

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Andrea Chen

    ... Tsinghua's renowned scholar from the 1920s, the "Four Masters" Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque, and Zhao Yuanren, succeeded in their times? They simply taught their students ...




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