Ten people were hailed as China's role models for their great contribution to the country at the "Touching China 2018" award ceremony held Monday in Beijing by China Central Television (CCTV). The inspiring stories of these finalists touched the hearts of Chinese people.
|Ma Xu [CCTV News]|
Ma Xu, a retired woman living in central China's Hubei province, donated a total of 10 million yuan with her husband to the local educational bureau. The donation was accumulated incrementally for the past decades. The couple is still living a simple life in an unadorned house.
|Wang Jicai and Wang Shihua [CCTVNews]|
In 1986, Wang Jicai and his wife Wang Shihua took up the job of guarding the remote Kaishan Island in the Yellow Sea off China's east coast. During 32 years, despite the harsh condition short of water and power supply, the couple has devoted themselves to the coastal defense of the nation.
(Source: People's Daily Online)