Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Sunny    29 / 16 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>Life & Culture

From friend to family

By  Zhu Zhou (China Daily)

09:46, June 15, 2012

Manahov Ivanovic shows Le Minqiang around at the Stalin Automobile Factory in the former Soviet Union. Provided to China Daily

A Chinese autoworker's friendship with his Russian mentor personifies the big picture of Sino-Russian ties. Zhu Zhou reports in Changchun.

Le Minqiang has been retired for almost 20 years. The 79-year-old lives with his wife in a small apartment not far from the headquarters of First Automotive Works (FAW) in Changchun, capital of Jilin province. Like many of his former co-workers, his whole family works - or at least did until retirement - for this automotive giant.

"This is my daughter's apartment. But we've been living here for 11 years now," the crop-haired Le says on a recent Sunday, sunshine streaming through the window.

This is a neighborhood of low-rises, "built in the 1980s", but some dorm buildings go as far back as the 1950s, when FAW was first established.

Le, a Shanghai native, came to Changchun in 1953, at the tender age of 20.

"I did not have much education, and I was working in a tool factory in Shanghai. It was an honor to be selected," he says.


【1】 【2】 【3】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:黄蓓蓓、叶欣)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Joint-actual-troop-deducing completed

  2. Gov't subsidize farmers to reduce air pollution for burning straw

  3. Love in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

  4. Seven nutritious foods

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Master intl rules to solve trade disputes
  2. Investment banks ready to stand on own two feet
  3. China unlikely to undergo local govt debt crisis
  4. Plan to buy Diaoyu Islands a political farce
  5. Beijing Summit features five new aspects
  6. China’s courier industry primed for an overhaul
  7. Why China, US argue over PM2.5 data
  8. People's Daily Commentaries
  9. Nation needs private capital for resource demand
  10. Int'l board could give local stocks a run for money

What's happening in China

China considers ways of reducing emissions

  1. 5.4-magnitude quake hits Xinjiang, China: CENC
  2. Officials suspended in China forced abortion case
  3. Employers need to do more to prevent harassment
  4. Police nab 208 for bank card fraud
  5. Power shortages set to ease

China Features

  1. Eight systems of Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft
  2. The thousand-year-old Tibetan paper
  3. Beijing Summit features five new aspects
  4. A visit to Qiang Nationality in S.W. China
  5. 2012 West Lake Lotus Expo kicks off in Hangzhou

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai