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Wang Jianlin gives a lesson in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

HUINING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- 57-year-old Wang Jianlin is the only teacher in Changshan School of Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province. In 1987, Wang was called back from Lanzhou to replace his ill brother as a local school teacher and look after his students.

In 1997, Wang caught by an acute eye disease, with symptoms of swellen eyes and vision loss. However, he did not seek medical care timely because he would have had to suspend his class. Wang's eye problems got even worse when he finally went to see a doctor. Unfortunately, the damage has become permanent.

For over 33 years, Wang has dedicated himself to his work and his students. He has taught about 300 students, and over 40 of them went to college.

Aerial photo shows Wang Jianlin and his wife seeing students off after school in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

Wang Jianlin prepares for his lesson in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

Aerial photo shows Wang Jianlin playing with students in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

Students attend a class in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

Wang Jianlin reads with students in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

Students play in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

Students play in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

Wang Jianlin prepares for his lesson in Changshan School, Huining County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Zheyu)

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