Tong Jinping's job is drinking on the job.
Wang Cunyu works in the laboratory at UCLA on Oct 17, 2011.
Just like the water that was redirected through his ancestral village, He Zhaosheng's life has changed streams several times.
Until secondary school, all Ma Qiang knew about tap water was from television and books.
If the first half of Professor Wu Qinsheng's teaching life was dedicated to China's agriculture research, the second half must belong to Africa and its people.
More than 50 years old and just laid off from a steel factory, Lu Zhuheng's tough but peaceful existence was gone.
Before the sun even rises, Auntie Lei is surrounded by waist-high jars.
The offspring of Genghis Khan's forces are leading an army of workers building highways and railways in the most inhospitable places in China.
The 70-year-old hotelier is finely groomed. Clad in a business suit paired with a light-blue tie, he is the image of dapper, low-key style. Peter Sun Bida gives no hint of his illustrious family connections, and Sun Yat-sen's great-grandnephew prefers to skim over the personal details when asked about his ties to the founding father of modern China.
When almost the entire nation enjoys national holidays, crew members on trains slog it out to help passengers travel comfortably.
DALIAN, Liaoning - For red-haired Sumi Seissinger, Dalian is a delectable place. She can speak for hours about this coastal city in Liaoning province.
Some people are more enthusiastic about life than others and hope to leave their imprints on the world - on land, in the seas or up above in the sky. Yang Wei is one of them.