40 Elites in 40 Years

2018-12-04 16:20 GMT+8

Liao Ming, 55, is a subway conductor in Beijing who spends his days driving along one of the world’s busiest transportation network. After 33 years behind the wheel, Liao now holds the world record of the longest safe driving distance of 1.1 million kilometers, which is equivalent to circling the earth 26 times! 

2018-12-11 20:01 GMT+8

Yao Xiaoming has been working in clinical ophthalmology for 36 years, but his most important responsibility takes place outside of the operation room. He is adamant about encouraging more people to become cornea donors.

2018-12-09 20:13 GMT+8

At the end of April 1976, Adriano Madaro passed by Karachi and eventually arrived in China by taking an Air China flight from Paris to Beijing. From then on, his very first journey to China officially began. He was the first Western journalist who was allowed to come to China to interview in person on the eve of China's reform and opening up.

2018-12-07 18:25 GMT+8

When pizza cravings kick in, many in Beijing count on Jade Gray to satisfy their taste buds with an assortment of traditional and innovative mouth-watering options. His Gung Ho! chain in the Chinese capital has a loyal community of pizza pundits seeking to get their carb fix and experiment with toppings. But 22 years ago, when the man first arrived to China from a small town in New Zealand, putting a chef's hat and running a successful restaurant were not in the cards for him.

2018-11-30 14:23 GMT+8

Jonathan Kos-Read is an American, but now he has another name: Cao Cao.

2018-11-27 16:07 GMT+8

Going after the footprints of wild animals, you can see the most beautiful scenery in the world. You can see the other side of the world, which is full of strength, wildness and tenderness, said Xi Zhinong about being a wildlife photographer.

2018-10-11 22:47 GMT+8

After becoming the first Chinese fashion designer invited to the Paris Haute Couture in 2008, Ma Ke has disappeared from the public for quite a while.

2018-10-10 22:35 GMT+8

When you first hear of the title Uncle Hanzi (literally means Uncle Chinese Characters), you may find it hard to believe that it was given to an American man named Richard Sears. 

2018-10-09 22:50 GMT+8

In August this year, world-renowned installation artist Olafur Eliasson held a grand art exhibition titled The Unspeakable Openness of Things at Beijing's Red Brick Art Museum. It wasn't just an ordinary art exhibition. Instead, the Chinese capital had witnessed something phenomenal. 

2018-10-06 21:23 GMT+8

Dominic Johnson-Hill, a British man who fell in love with Beijing, a city that he came across during an international trip and found it to be a manly city.  In 1993, Johnson-Hill, along with his wife Laura and four daughters, moved into Nanluogu Alley, also known as Nanluoguxiang, one of the most famous Hutongs in Beijing.

2018-10-03 08:14 GMT+8

Each of us is unique. When each person came to my studio, I was very determined to convey such a belief. To make them have confidence in themselves. I think individuals need this, and a nation needs this too. —Xiao Quan

2018-10-03 17:32 GMT+8

Before China's reform and opening-up in 1978, Wang Suinai's life was tough.

2018-10-05 18:34 GMT+8