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China’s desperate saved by ‘Angel of Nanjing’ at noted suicide bridge

On a grey and rainy morning, Chen Si patrols the Nanjing bridge soaring above China’s Yangtze River, determined to stop the desperate from jumping into the swirling waters below.Every weekend for 18 years, Chen has volunteered to scout the 3km (two-mile) length of the metal expanse, talking to hundreds of people thinking of taking their lives and earning himself the nickname “the Angel of Nanjing”.But with a cigarette wedged in one hand and flask of green tea clutched in the other, the…


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