40 Elites in 40 Years

2018-12-04 16:20 GMT+8

Jason Jiang Nanchun, founder and CEO of Shanghai-based Focus Media, was ranked 58 on Hurun China's Rich List in 2018, with the wealth of 39 billion yuan (5.7 billion U.S. dollars). The 46-year-old explains how the philosophy of opportunity and thinking intersects with his own experience.

2018-12-18 22:36 GMT+8

Tian Qinxin is a very important figure in contemporary Chinese theater, with the plays she has directed receiving high praise by audiences and critics alike. Tian once wrote that she produced dramas because of sadness, discovery or clarity –  the three realms of her dramatic life. They are all intermingled with each other and she said she couldn't live without them.

2018-12-22 23:05 GMT+8

For most people, the Great Wall is a tourist attraction, but for Dong Yaohui, the Great Wall has another meaning, and is worth dedicating his whole life to it.

2018-12-22 16:33 GMT+8

If Renren was not acquired by Beijing Infinities Media, its founder, Wang Le, wouldn't have become a public figure. Which company would acquire Renren, once the most popular social platform in China?

2018-12-24 15:05 GMT+8

Yao Ming is probably the most frequently mentioned name when talking about Chinese basketball. From being The Little Giant to The Big Boss, Yao's love for basketball has remained unchanged since day one.

2018-12-27 11:18 GMT+8

‍I have witnessed Shenzhen grow into a modern metropolis from a fishing village. I've watched Shenzhen grow up and recorded its growth with my camera. I'm really proud of what I've done.

2018-12-14 10:11 GMT+8

“I'm forever indebted to Chinese basketball, to China for not only showing me the love but at the time when I needed it. I needed to be picked up during that time of my life; that's when China did that for me,” Stephon Marbury said.

2018-12-23 15:23 GMT+8

Beijing is my second hometown. I've been to Germany and Japan, but I missed Beijing a lot. I'm used to the cashless lifestyle here, while in other countries they do not have such a comprehensive ecosystem of mobile apps.

2018-12-27 15:31 GMT+8

China's first localized high-end lifestyle magazine.

2018-12-30 14:47 GMT+8

‍Francis Tchiegué comes from Cameroon. Fascinated by Chinese culture, he is now a frequent performer on various TV shows in China.

2018-12-25 13:48 GMT+8

In 1984, Haier was a small collectively-owned factory with a budget deficit of 1.47 million yuan, and then came Zhang Ruimin.

2018-12-30 15:28 GMT+8

Talking about the last 40 years, it was really a wave of change and modernization, said Fabian Furrer, president of Dongdao Creative Branding Group International. Furrer and his team contribute to designing brands in China. Over the past 20 years, he has witnessed the progress of the country's reform and opening-up in terms of branding.

2018-12-23 18:24 GMT+8

Yang Lijuan was born in 1978 into a poor family in a rural area of Jianyang County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. She began working at Haidilao at the age of 17. At that time, Haidilao was just one of the many local hot pot restaurants.  

2018-12-27 11:01 GMT+8

Robert Zollitsch, better known as “Lao Luo” (literally Old Gong) in Chinese, was born in Munich, Germany. He grew up learning a classical Bavarian folk music instrument, the zither, before he studied music theory at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. 

2018-12-29 15:04 GMT+8

The opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games gave the whole world a new understanding of China and shocked one young Romanian man:  Mugur Petru Ciubancan. For Mugur, the opening ceremony was the beginning of his intense interest in China. 

2018-12-28 07:57 GMT+8

Mohanad came to China in 2000, where he worked at his uncle's restaurant in Guangzhou. There he soon got acquainted with Liu Fang, a lady from Anhui Province of China. In spite of their different nationalities and cultural backgrounds, the two young people shared a lot of interests. They immediately fell in love and got married in 2001. 

2018-10-04 18:30 GMT+8

Wang Liping's music career started with reform and opening-up, and has brought the beauty of music to the people.

2018-12-21 19:03 GMT+8

Dr. Anton Lustig, an ethnolinguist, painter and musician, was born on June 4, 1964, in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

2018-12-21 14:20 GMT+8

Deng Zaijun had been working at CCTV as a director since 1959. Together with Yang Jie, Wang Fulin and Huang Yihe, they were called CCTV's four best directors.

2018-12-20 15:16 GMT+8

Suzanne Calton was born in 1978. The year was special because that's when China started its reform and opening-up policy, which blessed me with my opportunity in Shanghai, she said.

2018-12-19 18:53 GMT+8

Han Meilin was born in 1936 and is one of China's leading masters of arts and crafts. He has contributed to many fields including painting, calligraphy, sculpture, porcelain, graphic design and literature.

2018-12-17 10:24 GMT+8

Li Bin is a train driver at Baoding Locomotive Depot of Beijing Railway Bureau. He was born from a family of five generations of train drivers.

2018-12-16 16:16 GMT+8