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

Murder? Time to call in a forensic expert to sift through clues

As a teenager, Ma Kaijun wanted to become a doctor, but instead of investigating the scourges of health, he ended up investigating the blight of crime.
Metro

Restoring dignity to the dead

Mortician Wang Gang is relentless in his pursuit of perfection in a desire to reconstruct the faces and bodies of accident victims and lessen the trauma of their loved ones.
Art & Culture

Tea master with the nose and nous to make a good cuppa

Having selected, sifted, processed and tasted Qimen black tea for almost 40 years, Liu Tongyi is an acknowledged tea master and ultimate authority in the industry.
Art & Culture

Xu helps prison inmates heal their minds

Many recipients of "Shanghai Standouts" awards are from the factory floor. Xu Dong is an exception.
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.
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