Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    5 / -5   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

An old helping hand

(Shanghai Daily)

09:49, December 28, 2011

Retiree Xie Liang (right), 82, gives help to a woman at Dongzhimen, one of Beijing's busiest transport hubs where dozens of bus services and two Metro lines converge.

Xie has performed the volunteer work for people who need directions for 10 years.

He has learned by heart the locations of more than 4,700 bus stops, hospitals, universities and other places. As he ages, four other senior citizens have joined him in the daily service and take on most of the job to ensure Xie has enough rest. But he keeps going to the booth every day unless he is sick.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson visits Hong Kong

  2. Pileup occurs in China's Guiyang, leaving two dead, 18 injured

  3. Ice fishing festival held in Zhenlai County, NE China's Jilin

  4. 2nd China Sculpture Exhibition kicks off in Wenzhou

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. What is behind US 'Return-to-Asia' strategy?
  2. China's GDP growth may slow to 8 pct in 2012
  3. China's economy not to suffer a hard landing
  4. Common interests prevent 'Cold War'
  5. War-related carbon emissions deserves attention
  6. Noda's trip enhances China-Japan mutual trust
  7. Economic outlook for next year could be dimmer
  8. Human library promotes understanding
  9. For amiable China-Japan ties
  10. Europe should make greater efforts to save itself

What's happening in China

Chinese palace lanterns made for Spring Festival

  1. Public schooling for migrant children brings light
  2. Stringent measures to protect Bohai Bay
  3. Chinglish finds takers beyond China
  4. China announces plan to boost services for elderly
  5. China punishes six publishing groups for violations

PD Online Data

  1. Traditional Mooncakes
  2. About Mooncakes
  3. History of Mooncakes
  4. Modern Mooncakes
  5. Legends of Mid-Autumn Festival