The Sixth Company of the 74th Army Group of the People's Liberation Army is known as the "hard-boned Sixth Company". The nickname was bestowed on the company because its 80-plus year history has seen it produce many heroes who fought bravely and made the ultimate sacrifice.
Wu Bingjiang has remained vigilant over emergencies as a veteran firefighter, which landed him a voluntary job for flood relief in Jiangxi province earlier this month.
For Fu Haihong, it seems to be his destiny to fight floods. Twenty-two years ago, when Fu's mother was seven months pregnant with him, their home, along with the houses of many other families in Sipu village in East China's Jiangxi province, was inundated by floods.
Troops of a ground-based missile brigade of the air force under the PLA Eastern Theater Command have been fighting the flood in south China for nearly half a month. Up to now, no service members got ill and the non-combat attrition rate is zero, in spite of the troops' long time flood-fighting efforts in high temperature and high humidity.
"I do this definitely not to make a show, but to contribute my share of strength as a veteran." The aging veteran said that there had always been the PLA soldiers and militias at the time of crisis. "I used to be a soldier, and now I want to contribute my strength to fighting against floods," added he.
Recently, a piece of information asking for granulocytes (leukocytes) donation circulated widely online. Qiu Sheng, an active service member in Tibet, has caught leukemia and is having drug resistance. He is in urgent need of granulocyte infusion therapy.
Veteran Zhang Minghong walked into the studio of the Beijing TV on October 30, 2019 and participated in the recording of a TV program to talk about his life after retirement from the Chinese military over 30 years ago.No matter what you do for a living, it is always graceful as long as you work hard, he said.
A cooking skills competition was held in early April at a brigade of the 77th Group Army of the PLA Army. Unsurprisingly, Suonan Jiangcai, an army cook of the Tibetan ethnic group, topped the other competitors and defended his "King Chef" title again.
French television France 24 in an article recently posted on its website debunked some fake videos, reproaching the disinformation that seek to sow discord between China and Africa at a time when the world is grappling against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak has expanded to most other countries in just one month, becoming the worst pandemic in a century. Global cooperation is the only way to maximize containment efforts for the benefit of all humanity.
To win the human challenge as soon as possible, China and the international community have been working closely since the start of the outbreak. Their cooperation can be characterized by several idioms and proverbs.
Africa and China have supported each other and cooperated closely since COVID-19 broke out in early 2020, reflecting the long-lasting friendship during this hard time. African countries fully supported China's fight against the epidemic in the past months, as COVID-19 is currently spreading in Africa.
The member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan, and South Korea, held the Special ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via video conference on Tuesday.
My father was an ace fighter pilot in the air force. When I was five years old, he was transferred to work far from home. From age five to sixteen, my memories about him have always been his standing on the platform of the railway station in uniform. I will never forget the moment that he rushed toward me when I eagerly waited for him outside the exit of the station.
As Wuhan, the city hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak, begins to return to normal, military medical teams remain on duty at the Huoshenshan Hospital to help medics treating the most serious cases.
China's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak has been remarkable at several levels. First, the decisive leadership of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese officials' years of experience in managing local and national affairs have helped the country to largely contain the spread of the virus in the country.
Though China is going through the hardest time in its history, the country has stood by other affected countries with vast support and cooperation. Thus China has proved that it's really committed to building a community with a shared future for humankind.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia is posing a worldwide threat. Here, we take a look at how China is playing its role in the global fight against the outbreak by mobilizing a vast amount of resources to contain the epidemic. This is the fifth part of a series titled "United Actions".
Medical workers are the front-line heroes of the country's battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province.
China has been offering helping hands to other countries in the global fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, sometimes in a quite poetic way.
More than 58,000 people have been cured and discharged to date and the epidemic control is showing positive signs thanks to the most comprehensive, strict and thorough prevention and control measures adopted by the Chinese government.
A military veteran who helped battle the 1998 Yangtze floods in Hubei is again making sacrifices to put safety in the province first. As a railway signalman, he has remained at his post for a month in Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.
A special parcel was sent to the Army Medical University of the PLA from overseas on February 16, 2020. Inside the bundled-up package, there are 750 neatly packed face masks and a national flag of Afghanistan.
Seventeen patients who had recovered from novel coronavirus pneumonia at the "Wuhan Livingroom" mobile cabin hospital were released on Saturday. They were treated for up to eight days in the temporary hospital that started operating since Feb 7. Among those released today, the youngest was 28 years old and the oldest 63.
School students' stories about their medical-professional parents responding to the call to work win praise nationwide.
A 1,000-bed hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, will begin receiving highly contagious pneumonia patients on Monday, less than 10 days after construction began.
An essay written by a teenager gathered many likes online recently, in which the student told the story of his mother, a military medic, going to Wuhan to fight the novel coronavirus.
The creative team that contributed to the logo and emblem of China's first home-built aircraft carrier has launched a range of products aimed at young consumers.
As a doctor, I've seen so many deaths that I've become accustomed to it, but when I went to Liberia as a member of the Chinese contingent to fight Ebola in January 2015, I felt pressured and challenged as never before.
The temporary border marked by a "blue line" between south Lebanon and Israel is barely inhabited except a number of sentry posts, but many young soldiers wearing protective suits and holding mine detectors work here on workdays. They are minesweepers from the Chinese and Cambodian peacekeeping forces of the UNIFIL.
Wang Guolin had never expect to jump 2,166 times when he landed with his parachute for the first time 26 years ago. Now, parachuting has become part of his life.
Watching on TV the peacekeepers’ formation do goose step past the Tian'anmen Square, Li Qingkun, commander of the reconnaissance battalion of a combined brigade of the 80th Group Army, could no longer hold his tears.
The Field Training Exercise of ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus Experts' Working Group on Counter-Terrorism is held in Guilin, China from November 9 to 22.
A boy who vowed 11 years ago to become a paratrooper after experiencing a deadly earthquake in Sichuan province not only accomplished his dream but made an appearance in the military parade on Oct 1.
Recently President Xi Jinping signed a presidential decree to award national medals and honorary titles to 42 individuals, 11 of whom are, or had been military personnel, or work in national defense area. They are the backbone of our national defense construction. They are the representatives of our national defense spirit.
Cobbler Meng Guangbin said the most precious thing about his 30 square meter shoe repair shop in northeastern China is its trademarked Lei Feng name after the model soldier celebrated in China for his selflessness and modesty.
After 13 Chinese nationals were killed and 31 others injured in a tourist bus crash near northern Lao town of Luang Prabang on Monday, Lao Chinese and overseas Chinese volunteers from various walks of life in Laos have spontaneously participated in the rescue and care work for the victims, acting just like "family members".
On August 3, some competitions of the "IAG 2019" hosted by the Chinese PLA Ground Force opened in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with 20 teams from 11 countries participating.
Turdikul, from the National Guard of Kyrgyzstan, celebrated his 24th birthday at a training base in suburban Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Chinese authorities have mobilized dramatic rescue efforts after the powerful typhoon Lekima churned through the country's east coast starting from Saturday.