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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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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Plowing the fields of Songjiang is not what it used to be

Li Chunfeng was born into a farmers' family in 1979. For him, the greatest change China's reform and opening-up has brought is the transformation of local farmers' lives.
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The 'dream home' creator and his often controversial journey

From Shanghai's most beautiful bookstore to dream homes, he is practicing the revival of Shanghai's urban spaces.
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The migrant worker with two bags of books and a dream

He came to Shanghai to seek fortune, carrying two woven bags of books. He ended up selling pork to Lee Ka-shing, one of the richest men in China, and authoring his own book.
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Hong Gang: Helping Shanghai launch top-quality rockets

Hong Gang was born in Chun'an County of east China's Zhejiang Province in 1976. Upon graduation, he joined a team of Shanghai astronauts and started his 20-year dream journey.
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Helping the Metro connect the city and its people

"The Metro system is like a bond connecting people and the city. Every new line brings vitality and opportunities to the place it reaches."
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The guardian of 300 million password users

Once the number one player of World of Warcraft in the world, now this Chinese security chip developer protects 300 million people's account security.
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Shanghai's 'most handsome traffic cop' witnesses a revolution

After more than 10 years working as a traffic cop, Chen Dong witnessed a series of traffic management improvements.
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