40 People, 40 Stories, 40 Years

This series delves into the lives of 40 Chinese people who share their stories, journeys, and experiences over the past 40 years of China’s reform and opening-up.
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Sprucing up the city with 'toil and sweat' an honor

To shovel snow, we fought on the roads day and night. I had already arrived at the bridge I worked on before 3am.
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Chen Rui: Riding on China's high-speed train

Born in 1978, the entrepreneur has witnessed the rapid development of the Internet over the past 10 years and is grateful that dreams can become reality. 
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Exploring the links between weather and well-being

"Society is now demanding more and more refined, accurate and efficient weather services, which requires me to keep on studying and innovating for the better life of residents."
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'Kunqu Opera prince' witnesses its resurgence

Along with reform and opening-up, new audiences have found magic in an ancient art revived by Zhang Jun and his troupe
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Building a bright future

Architect Wang Jun followed her future husband to Shanghai and is now a proud city resident.
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Weaving a wonderful life in Shanghai

Sun Zhiyuan counts herself lucky to have been born at the dawn of China's opening up.
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Switched on to the development of radio in Shanghai

Twin brothers witness dramatic changes since they became involved in broadcasting.
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World Champion Chang Hao: 'Go' can go further with the help of AI

China's 9 dan Go world champion, Chang Hao, thinks artificial intelligence will bring positive changes to the sport of Go in the near future.
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Embroidering with steel: Zhang and his journey to improve China's shipbuilding

Zhang Dongwei is one of the 16 workers in China to master the welding technique on invar steel, the core technology for the manufacturing of LNG (liquefied natural gas) ships.
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Meet the woman doing her bit for China's aerospace industry

I may not know which spaceships the precision-machined parts I made will ultimately be used on, but I still feel proud to be a member of the country's space missions.
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