Kati Pohler with her birth father, Xu Lida. She spent the Mid-Autumn Festival with her birth family for the first time in Hangzhou, China, having been given up for adoption as a baby. The American is teaching English at an international school in eastern China. Photo: Simon Song

Ten feel-good stories of 2018 – of people overcoming adversity, inspiring others, finding their roots

  • Put aside the world’s troubles and end the year on a high note
  • Read about the blind violinist who commutes 12 hours for lessons, the yoga class for old folk, the Chinese adoptees back helping the country of their birth
Topic |   2018 in review

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Kati Pohler with her birth father, Xu Lida. She spent the Mid-Autumn Festival with her birth family for the first time in Hangzhou, China, having been given up for adoption as a baby. The American is teaching English at an international school in eastern China. Photo: Simon Song
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Kylie Knott

Kylie Knott

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.