Animal rights activist Liu Yidan has devoted her life to wildlife protection. She’s harassed by poachers threatening to kill her. But Liu is not intimidated. “When I see these (captured) birds and frogs return to nature, it feels like watching children return home to their mothers.”
(April 8 is International Rare Animal Protection Day)
- Every man is an independent individual. Each has his troubles and problems to overcome. We respect ourselves, and also respect others.
Ashan is a 63-year-old man who belongs to China’s lost gay generation. He started building the oral history of Guangzhou’s older gay community, with the hope that people can learn from it and better understand the LGBT community.
Wang Chunsheng is a vaccination doctor at a remote county in central China’s Hunan Province. He has spent over 38 years traveling over the mountains to vaccinate local children. “Children are the future of the country,” said Wang Chunsheng.
- To win respect, morality is king, not being a tyrant with an iron fist.
Leung Ting follows in the footsteps of the great master Ip Man (Ye Wen) and practices Wing Tsun. In 1968, Leung became the first kung fu master to teach Wing Tsun in Hong Kong’s colleges. He established the International Wing Tsun Association and it now has over 4,000 branches in more than 60 countries and regions.
Yang Guoqing operates a deli in Beijing’s Changping District. In the basement of his deli, he set up a small memorial hall that contains display of helmets, shells, even human remains. He spent decades searching the battlefield of the Nankou Campaign and set up his shrine as an “overdue monument” to those martyrs in the wilderness.
- I know my persistence means something when I see self-produced tofu and soybean milk on Chinese people's table.
Gai Junyi has dedicated 60 years of his life to studying soybeans in China and has spent two decades collecting soybean seeds. These jars contain 18,000 kinds of seed, making it the world’s largest soybean germplasm repository, and a Chinese scientific treasure.
- They work in the hell of darkness to bring light to others.
In the darkness of the pits, coal miners were so completely covered in soot that people could only see their white teeth. Painter Lin Lanzi used heavy brush strokes to portray these miners. His paintings paid tribute to ordinary Chinese workers.
- When I was narrating; he was able to add to the sound with mental images. It became alive as if he could see them.