He helped many disadvantaged residents in his neighborhood find jobs and improve their lives, provided basic medical services - using his skills as a former military doctor - and once even helped a farmer round up dozens of sheep after they ran away in a heavy storm.
"It is the first time for an Asian country to feature research findings of this magnitude in the PNAS," he said.
After many years of hard work, a new stage has been reached in China's medical and health services. This has not only made the Chinese people healthier, but has also created a model suited to the country's prevailing conditions that is able to ensure people's right to health. This model has the following features:
Key discoveries include directly proving that large-scale ecological restoration projects can improve an ecosystem's ability to absorb carbon gas and slow rates of climate warming on a national scale, according to findings published on Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international science journal.
"Our findings have opened new insights into improving ecological carbon mitigation through human efforts. They will help China and other countries that are experiencing similar ecological challenges to be more green and beautiful."