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Volunteers breaking cultural barriers

A growing number of young Chinese are visiting Africa as unpaid workers and engaging more with people from countries across the continent. Hou Liqiang reports.

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4 emerge after 6-month ‘Mars trip’

After spending 180 days sealed in a “space capsule” in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, in an experiment to simulate a long journey to Mars, four volunteers finally got to “return” to Earth on Wednesday as the experiment concluded.

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Volunteers learn and teach in a cultural melting pot

Yu is one of the 40 volunteers who will work at the China Pavilion during the expo. Their main tasks are directing visitors to various displays, explaining the exhibitions and helping with administrative work.

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Grandpa from Arizona

He used to teach engineers. Now he devotes his time to improving the English of young people eager to improve their chances of finding a job. He tells Li Yang how he began his journey to Yangshuo.  August Dietz had a very clear vision in 2005. He says it was as if he saw a […]

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Volunteer work gains momentum

Xu Ming has seen both sides of volunteer life in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province. Starting as a grassroots activist in the coastal city doing charitable work on his own in 2004, he now leads a 63-member team working on environmental protection. “When I first decided to be a volunteer nearly a decade ago, I could not […]

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