Newsmakers of the Year

Updated: 2013-12-24 14:40 By Uking Sun (chinadaily.com.cn)

From China's first teacher in space Wang Yaping to best-selling writer Guo Jingming, Internet guru Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, and science cop Fang Zhouzi, China Daily website presents Newsmakers of the Year.

Newsmakers of the Year

Four days after the new year, the nation was shocked by a fire that claimed seven lives at a private orphanage run by Yuan Lihai in Lankao county, Henan province, in January 2013. Yuan, a local woman in her late 40s, has provided shelter for orphans and abandoned children since 1987. The deadly fire also put the local government under questioning for its poor performance in protecting disadvantage groups.[Photo/Xinhua]

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