Zhang Xueliang or Chang Hsüeh-liang, nicknamed the "Young Marshal" (少帥), became the effective ruler of Manchuria and much of North China after the assassination of his father Zhang Zuolin by the Japanese on 4 June 1928. As an instigator of the Xi'an incident he spent over 50 years under house arrest, but is regarded by the People's Republic of China as a patriotic hero.
Gong Li is a China-born film actress. Gong first came into international prominence through close collaboration with Chinese director Zhang Yimou and is credited with helping bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the United States. She has twice been awarded the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards as well as the Berlinale Camera, Cannes Festival Trophy, National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Volpi Cup.
Yáng Lìwěi is a Chinese major general and military pilot and a CNSA astronaut. He was the first man sent into space by the Chinese space program, and his mission, Shenzhou 5, made the PRC the third country to independently send people into space.
Sheng Shicai (1897 - 1970) was a Chinese warlord who ruled Xinjiang province from April 12, 1933 to August 29, 1944. Born in Kaiyuan, Liaoning Province, he served under the Guominjun. He was first sent to Xinjiang to work for Governor Jin Shuren in 1930. He repressed the Kumul Uprising (February 1931 - October 1931) with support from the Soviet Union, but in exchange made several agreements with the USSR that gave it virtual control over the Xinjiang province.
Zhang Zuolin was the warlord of Manchuria from 1916 to 1928. He successfully invaded China proper in October 1924 in the Second Zhili-Fengtian War. He gained control of Peking, including China's internationally recognized government, in April 1926. The economy of Manchuria, the basis of Zhang's power, was overtaxed by his adventurism and collapsed in the winter of 1927-1928. Zhang was defeated by the Nationalist Kuomintang under Chiang Kai-shek in May 1928.
Zhao Benshan is a Chinese skit and sitcom actor, and recently turned director. Having initially gained immense popularity from performances on the CCTV New Year's Gala, Zhao is now a household-name comedy actor on Mainland China. He was originally an er ren zhuan performer.
Li Jinyu is a Chinese association football player who currently plays for Shandong Luneng as a striker in the Chinese Super League. He is also currently the top scorer in Chinese professional league history and has won the Golden Boot Award three times in the process to achieve this in 2002, 2006 and 2007.
Zhang Jinghui; Simplified Chinese: (张景惠) or Wade-Giles: Chang Ching-hui, was a Chinese general and politician during the Warlord Era. He is noted for his role in the establishment the Japanese puppet regime of Manchukuo and served as its second and last Prime Minister.
Agui was a Manchu noble general for the Qing dynasty. He was a scion of a noble family who led a number of important Manchu military operations, including several of the "Ten Great Campaigns". He put down an uprising of the "Hill Peoples" in the western province of Sichuan. In 1781, Agui went to Lanzhou, in the northwestern Gansu province, to lead the suppression of the rebellion by the Salar adherents of the Jahriyya Sufi order.
Zheng Zhi is a Chinese footballer who plays for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League. Starting his career as a defender, he now plays in central midfield. Zheng has played 48 games for the Chinese national team, scoring 12 times and he is also the current captain.
Uyunqimg is the highest-ranking ethnic Mongolian official and third-highest ranking female official in the People's Republic of China (behind only Vice-Premier Wu Yi and NPC Vice-Chair He Luli). She currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the Chinese legislature.
Sun Fuming is a female Chinese judoka who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics and in the 2004 Summer Olympics. She won the gold medal in the heavyweight class in 1996. Eight years later she won the bronze medal in the heavyweight class.
Yu Nan (born September 5, 1978) is a Chinese actress. Born in Dalian, Yu Nan studied at the Beijing Film Academy, where she graduated in 1999. Her feature debut, in Lunar Eclipse (1999) started her career working with several of China's Sixth-Generation film directors.
Guan Xueting is a Chinese ice dancer. With partner Wang Meng, she is the 2008 Chinese silver medalist. They placed 19th at the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. She previously competed with Zhang Yu.
Luo Zhijun is the current governor of Jiangsu Province, and the vice secretary of CPC's Jiangsu committee. Luo was born in Lingyuan, Liaoning Province. He joined the army in February 1968 and became a soldier in PLA's North Sea Fleet. He joined Communist Party of China in the next year. In September 1978 he moved to Beijing and became the secretary of Communist Youth League committee at Beijing Medical Radioactive Machine Factory.
Bagatur or Bater is a politician of the People's Republic of China of Mongol ancestry. He is currently the chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and deputy secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee.