• Nurturing minds


    Having spent about three years in the early 1990s teaching English to the residents of Yinchuan city in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Melissa Kay Smith had grown fond enough of China to return in 2004 after acquiring a doctoral degree in education from the United States.

  • Restoring relics


    When he first visited the Mogao Grottoes in 1989, Neville Agnew didn't expect the site near Northwest China's Gobi desert to become his regular haunt.

  • Earthen ties


    Vladimir Matychenkov, a renowned soil expert from Russia, has found an exciting new ground for his work in Central China's Hunan province.

  • Health report


    Richard Horton has been at the center of explaining China's health sector to the world£≠through his magazine.

  • Constructing connections


    Bruno Briseghella likes to build bridges-both physical ones and those between people.

  • Brains on his mind


    In the past decade, 72-year-old American neurophysiologist Mark Hallett has flown regularly to China to work with his Chinese counterparts to expand and improve treatments of movement disorders and Parkinson's disease.