Pi Jinjun, 45, is a stevedore at the Port of Qingdao in east China's
Shandong province. He has helped improve efficiency and safety at work,
but perhaps a duty that evokes more pride is that as a delegate to the
19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, his second time
in such a role.
Pi, who began working at the port in 1991, said he and his team have set four world records in loading and unloading paper pulp.
"The 'sweat economy' has gone and innovation ability is important for
our blue collars," said Pi, who began bagging bulk cargo and now has
climbed the ranks to deputy director of a loading and unloading team at