On June 26th of 2014, Provincial Party Committee Secretary of Zhejiang Xia Baolong visited the modern agricultural zone of Tiantai County in spite of the rain, and had a discussion with local growers. At the Jiuhuier ecological plantation belonging to Ge Lingteng, a peasant college student from Tiantai Radio and TV University (RTVU), Xia Baolong talked with Ge Lingteng side by side and praised him as “Grape Professor”.

On July 1st, upon retiring, Professor Yan Shuoqin, of the School of Arts and Law of the Open University of China (OUC), donated to the OUC Library more than 700 books which had been passed down in his family and collected by himself for many years.

 

“I am Han Ying, a blind stenographer from Shanghai. Although my eyes can’t see the colors in the world, I still have a colorful dream in my heart……” At the recent conference to honor praiseworthy groups and individuals associated with the fifth national model of self-improvement and to recognize those known for helping the disabled, Han Ying stepped into the Great Hall of the People, and narrated her own experience with great passion in front of Party and state leaders, as well as a massive audience.

In the oppressive summer heat of the morning of July 18th of 2014, Ye Liansheng, hailed as the “most beautiful old man” because of picking up more than 200,000 cigarette butts, carrying a plastic bag in his left hand and holding a self-made “magic tool” in his right hand, appeared again at the side of the canal. But the difference this time was that he was followed by a group of volunteers from the summer training class for student cadres of Zhejiang RTVU. In half a day, led by Mr. Ye, the students picked up thousands of cigarette butts.

Zhou Mengqiu is a disabled young person of the 80’s generation who needs care and concern from the society himself. However, in his mind, he thinks only of contributing his passion and love to the benefit of other people and society as a whole. Since joining the volunteer service team in 2004, he began to fall deeply in love with volunteer activities. In the past ten years, he has participated in various volunteer activities on more than 70 occasions, contributing his own humble might and continuously delivering positive energy to his community.

A few days ago, Tao Jin, the only blind student in Guangxi RTVU, received his diploma and fulfilled his university dream after passing all of the evaluations and earning the required university credits.

Suffering from a congenital eye disease, Tao Jin has been blind from his childhood. He was enrolled into the sunshine class specializing in social work for degree level education at Guangxi RTVU in the autumn of 2011. During his study, he didn’t miss a single lesson. He listened intently to each explanation given by the teachers.

To establish and propagate excellent models of contemporary youth, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League and the China Youth Federation elected to award 30 comrades, represented by Wang Hongbing, with the 18th China May 4th Youth Medal. RTVU students Li Zhihui, Chen Qingcheng and Tan Zhongneng were honoured with the award. 

Ms. Li Zhihui, the Han nationality, was born in October 1982, and is a member of the Communist Party of China. She earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering management from Jiangsu RTVU, and is now a senior engineer and head of the sewer team from the Administration Office of the Municipal Facilities of the Bureau of Urban-Rural Construction of Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province.  

March 16 marked Professor Wu Hongqing’s 60th birthday and his retirement from the Open University of China (OUC), formerly known as China Central Radio and Television University, (CCRTVU). Choking back emotion as he spoke, Wu said, “When I was young, I didn’t feel the passage of time. Only now, as I look back upon the past, do I realize how short life is.

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