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A sign of progress

By Tong Hao (China Daily)

09:46, March 13, 2012

Zhou Ye, a sign language interpreter, signs "success" during a live broadcast of the annual sessions. (Zhao Shi / for China Daily)

Zhou Ye once had a choice to make: Be a model shining on a T-shaped stage or teach sign language to those with hearing disabilities.

Standing 173 centimeters and having passed a strict interview, she set her eyes on modeling.

Her father had other ideas.

Now almost three decades later, Zhou was able to strut her stuff on live television as the sign language interpreter when Premier Wen Jiabao delivered the government work report to the National People's Congress on March 5.

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