This pair of thick cables with a steel cage powered by a diesel engine is the only access to the outer world for the village of Yushan in China. There are only 200 people living in Yushan and before the ropeway was built they had to walk for several days to get to the nearest village. The ‘high road’ is 1000 m long and is 400 m above the valley floor. It was built in 1997 and since then it has been operated by one and the same person who maintains the engines and manually applies oil onto the cables along the way.
This time it’s even more revealing… Is it a new fashion trend in China?
Sun Jifa, a 51-year-old Chinese man who lost his hands while he was building a bomb for blast fishing managed to build himself bionic arms after 8 years of planning and creating many prototypes. He couldn’t afford hospital’s prosthetics limbs but still had to work on the family farm, so he decided to build his own, and 8 years later, this is the result.
China is one of the top countries today when it comes to sports records. Chinese team is currently on the first place in London Olympics standings. But the golden medals of Chinese sportsmen are achieved through painstaking trainings that start in the early childhood. Is the Olympic success worth the children’s tears? It’s up to you to decide.