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.
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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Childhood dream of becoming a postman gives front row seat

Ye Qidong is a postman born in December 1976. He always dreamed of wearing the green postman's uniform and delivering mail to every corner when he was a little boy.
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Harmony between man and water: the work of Tan Qiong

Tan Qiong, born in Chongqing, April 1980, has been working on water research, planning and consulting for ten years since she earned her PhD. Water is now her life.
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The honey of the box office on his Shanghai successes

The "honey of the box office" in the Shanghai drama circle speaks about his career and how it grew with reform and opening-up.
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Bringing a child back from the brink: The story of Doctor Yang

Yang Xiaodong is a paediatrician born in Beijing, October 1971. He realized his mission as a doctor after an emergency treatment that miraculously brought the life of a child back.
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My story with Shanghai

Meet a group of people born around the time China launched its reform and opening-up policy, and hear their stories about growing up with Shanghai.
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Zheng Dasheng: lighting up big and small screens alike

How can humans survive the dangerous dark nights with all that fear, hunger and chilling air? They need a fable that can help them governing their lives in the world.
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Lu Haijun: Lighting up the Huangpu River

Over the past 28 years, Lu has always considered himself an ordinary worker, just like the next man. He is familiar with every inch of cables in the Pudong New Area.
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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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