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   Updated:2014-04-16

Tang Guoqiang 

Tang Guoqiang, the president of the Chinese Film Performance Art Academy, is an award winning Chinese actor best known for playing historical figures in several films and television series.

Some of his more notable roles to date include various Chinese emperors (such as Emperor Taizong of Tang, Yongle Emperor, Yongzheng Emperor etc.), Zhuge Liang, Yan Zhenqing and Mao Zedong.

Tang is also a member of the Chinese Calligraphy Society, and ranked 9th among Chinese modern calligraphers in the Collector in 2003.

Zhang Jike, born in Qingdao Shandong, is a Chinese table tennis player, ranking first in the world (as of August 2012).

Zhang learnt how to play table tennis from his father when he was five years old. He was included in the national team in 2003.

Zhang became the fourth male player in the history of table tennis to achieve a career grand slam, when he won the Olympic singles gold medal in 2012. The others were Jan-Ove Waldner, Liu Guoliang and Kong Linghui.

He, however, is the only one of the four to have been the reigning champion in all three competitions simultaneously. As he also won consecutively in WTTC 2011, then the World Cup 2011, and then the London Olympics 2012, he won the grand slam in only 445 days after his first major title, being the fastest player ever to do so.

Lu Siqing

One of the most active violinists today, Siqing Lu is the first Asian violinist to win the first prize at the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy in 1987.

Hailed by Strad as “an outstanding talent”, Siqing (pronounced See-Ching) is acknowledged one of the most outstanding Chinese violinists of his generation. He has performed to acclaim in more than thirty countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, including concerts at the Musikverein, Vienna; Avery Fisher Hall, 92nd Street Y, New York; Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles; Ford Center, Toronto; Royal Opera House, Wigmore Hall, London; Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Louis XIV Opera House at Palace of Versailles, Paris; Victoria Hall, Geneva; Great Hall, Kremlin Palace, Moscow; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; Seoul Arts Center, Korea; Esplanade, Singapore; Great Hall of People, National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing; Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong; National Concert Hall, Taiwan.

Siqing Lu has worked with many of the world’s leading musicians including Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Edo de Waart, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lawrence Foster, Jaap van Zweden, Osmo Vänskä, Long Yu, Jia Lu, Shao-Jia Lu, Jian-Wen Bin and has appeared as featured soloist with such orchestras as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony, Bern Symphony, Stavanger Symphony, Paris Sinforniatta, Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Bowl Orchestra, Washington Symphony, Toronto Camerate, Vancouver Symphony, the Mariinsky Orchestra, Russia National Orchestra, Russia Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Kyushu Symphony, China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, among others. He also has headlined festival concerts at Ascona, Aspen, Beijing, Bangkok, Curacao, Geneva, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Imperia, Kyushu, Ludwigsburger, Macao, Montreux-Vevey, Nanjing, Qingdao, Ravinia, Savolinna, Seoul, Shanghai, Spain and Taipei.

Siqing Lu has released many CD and video recordings for such labels as Philips, Naxos and Marco Polo, among others. His recording of Sarasate’s “Violin Showpieces” with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra was a huge success. His recording of the Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” with the Toronto Camerata, in which Siqing played on six exquisite violins by Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesu and Nicolo Amati, received brilliant reviews: “ A+, ------a CD without an equal.” He has made four recordings of the most famous Chinese violin work, “Butterfly Lovers” violin concerto. His interpretation has been widely considered the best among more than 40 available recordings of this work, and has sold well over a million copies worldwide. Mr. Lu’s 1997 release, Traumerei-Romantic Violin Favorites, with pianist Robert Koenig, was awarded CD of the month by All Music Magazine and China Times in Taiwan and was voted among the best 100 CDs of 1997 by Sound Symposium. His performances have been carried on China’s national television-CCTV, Radio Canada, Radio Bern, New York’s WQXR and Sinovision, Chicago’s WFMT, Boston’s WGBH, Germany’s WDR, Japan’s NTV, Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV, ATV and many other TV and radio stations throughout China and other parts of the world.

Siqing Lu was born in 1969 in Qingdao, China and began violin study at four. As an eight-year-old, he was accepted by the Central Conservatory of Music as a special student--the youngest student ever accepted at the famed institution--and studied with Prof. Zhenshan Wang. At 11, Lord Yehudi Menuhin chose Siqing to study at his school in London. In 1984 he returned to China for advanced studies at the Conservatory in Beijing, and, five years later, he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang at the Juilliard School. In addition to the Paganini First Prize, Siqing Lu has won numerous international competitions including those in Beijing, England, and the U.S.

Huang Bo

Huang Bo, named Best Actor in the Golden Horse Awards, was born in Qingdao, Shangdong and graduated from the Beijing Film Academy.

In 2000, he was introduced to director Guan Hu by chance, and so began Huang’s acting career. Huang Bo’s breakout role came in the 2006 film Crazy Stone. His performance in the film Cow won him the Best Actor award at the 46th Golden Horse Awards. In 2012, Huang Bo hosted the 49th awards ceremony.

Huang’s three films made the big screen in 2012 – 2013. New Year Stalls achieved great success with a total box office of more than 2.7 billion yuan.

Jiang Xintian

Jiang Xintian, was born in March 1984 in Qingdao, Shandong Province, after the injection of excessive antibiotics led to her being a deaf-mute. In 2004, she appeared in the Athens Paralympic Games closing ceremony, an invitation to the world in sign language on behalf of China. In 2008 she was the messenger for lighting of the flame at the Beijing Paralympics . Two years later she appeared in the Guangzhou Asian Paralympic Games’ opening ceremony.

Jiang Xintian has visited approximately 70 countries and was met and praised by the President of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven, as well as state leaders – including Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping.

In a poised and dignified style, she stands for all disabled and speechless people in the world – a feeling that she knows all too well; and her life is an inspiration to tohers. After becoming famous, Jiang still actively engages in public welfare undertakings. Her beauty touches people all over the world.

In April 2003, in the 52nd Chinese arena of the Miss Globe competition, she was awarded “Special Prize of Honor" for her self-confidence, beauty, optimism and healthy performances. The Chinese lady who pursued beauty won the world's approval.

Guo Chuan