Shanghai Standouts

Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions launched a project to single out front-line workers whose expertise, professionalism and spirit are helping the city achieve its goal of becoming a hub of innovation and a center for the Made in China 2025 campaign. Those honored represent a wide variety of vocations, including industry, horticulture, sports, arts and crafts, education, design and charity work.
Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions launched a project to single out front-line workers whose expertise, professionalism and spirit are helping the city achieve its goal of becoming a hub of innovation and a center for the Made in China 2025 campaign. Those honored represent a wide variety of vocations, including industry, horticulture, sports, arts and crafts, education, design and charity work.
Metro

Making sure that everything is ship-shaped

Gu Zhiyong is in charge of ensuring that vessels in dock are in ship-shape condition. He describes his work as as a "general medical practitioner for ships."
Lifestyle

Chefs' taste success with their skill in the kitchen craft

Two chefs who've won the award of the 2018 Shanghai Standouts shared their stories with Shanghai Daily.
Art & Culture

Creating dulcet tones with skilled hands

The dulcet tones of a handmade erhu don't come easily. They require a craftsman's hands and a deep sense of how musical harmony is created.
Lifestyle

Award-winning artist reveals other side of coin in design world

Award-winning artist Zhu Xihua leads a new generation of coin designers hoping to follow in the footsteps of his celebrated forebear, Yu Min, creator of the 1 yuan coin.
Art & Culture

A gifted creator of ceramics as modern art

Concert halls, historic buildings, Metro stations. So many sites in Shanghai bear the artistic touch of Jiang Guoxing, a pioneer in applying ceramic art to architecture.
Art & Culture

Giving worn art renewed vigor

Paintings age, sometimes not very well. Restoring them is meticulous work. One master is so renowned that collectors and museums beat a path to his rural doorway.
Lifestyle

Needles and a good eye for fabric repair

Lu Zihao, 39, a master of darning in Shanghai, has won prizes for his skills in national competitions. He has been honored as an outstanding worker in the city.
Lifestyle

On the high seas, modern fisherman hauls in the catches

Jin Weiguo spends six to eight months every year in western and central Pacific Ocean. His contributions to the Chinese tuna-fishing fleet earned him a "Shanghai Standout" honor.
Lifestyle

Herbalist a master of precision

When it comes to medicinal herbs, Wu Hao, a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacist, is extremely meticulous.
Art & Culture

A deft hand at retouching life's keepsakes

Chen Linxing is an "old master" – one of only a handful of people in Shanghai who know how to retouch photos with pencils and brushes.
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