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In pics: welder who likes cross-stitch as well in Shanghai


Zhang Xingfa (L) discusses welding solutions with a technician at a construction site in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 2, 2020. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession - they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Zhang Xingfa (L) discusses welding solutions with a technician at a construction site in east China’s Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 2, 2020. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession – they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Photo taken on Dec. 2, 2020 shows part of a long cross-stitch scroll created by Zhang Xingfa at a construction site in east China's Shanghai Municipality. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession - they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Photo taken on Dec. 2, 2020 shows part of a long cross-stitch scroll created by Zhang Xingfa at a construction site in east China’s Shanghai Municipality. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession – they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Zhang Xingfa operates a welding gun at a construction site in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 2, 2020. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession - they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Zhang Xingfa operates a welding gun at a construction site in east China’s Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 2, 2020. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession – they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Zhang Xingfa works on a piece of cross-stitch in his temporary shed in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 2, 2020. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession - they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Zhang Xingfa works on a piece of cross-stitch in his temporary shed in east China’s Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 2, 2020. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession – they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Zhang Xingfa works on a piece of cross-stitch in his temporary shed in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 2, 2020. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession - they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Zhang Xingfa works on a piece of cross-stitch in his temporary shed in east China’s Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 2, 2020. Zhang Xingfa, 54, is an experienced welder currently working at a construction site in the Lingang Special Area in Shanghai. He accidentally had a first-hand experience with the art of cross-stitch years ago, and could never break away since then. Zhang takes great pleasure in cross-stitch, and sees the similarity between his hobby and his profession – they both command a lot of patience and precision. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

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