Category:Businesspeople from Shanghai
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1. Angelababy – Yang Ying, better known by her stage name Angelababy, is a Chinese-born model, actress, and singer based in Hong Kong. Her stage name came from the combination of her English name Angela and she is chosen by Southern Metropolis Daily as one of the New Four Dan Actresses. Yang Ying was born on 28 February 1989 in Shanghai, to a father from Hong Kong, who is of half Chinese and half German descent, and her birth name is Yang Ying. Her father runs a business in Shanghai. She gained an interest in fashion as a child under her fathers influence and she said in an interview, Even though he sells more mature clothes, I loved going to his store and trying on new outfits, and mixing and matching them. I think thats how I developed a passion for fashion, Yang moved to Hong Kong when she was thirteen, and signed a modeling contract with Style International Management at the age of 14. Although her English name is Angela, she was sometimes called Baby during her primary and secondary school years and she combined these two names to form her stage name, Angelababy. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and English, Angelababy debuted as an actress in the movie Trival Matters in 2007, where she had a 5-minute cameo in the film. She then starred in films as supporting roles, as well as appearing in music videos. In 2011, Angelababy had her first leading role in the film Love You You alongside Eddie Peng and she sung a duet with JJ Lin titled Bottom of the Heart as part of the movies soundtrack. In 2012, Angelababy starred in Black & White Episode I and she reunited with co-star Mark Chao in another film, First Time, a remake of the 2003 Korean movie. Her performance garnered her Most Anticipated Actress award at the 13th Chinese Film Media Awards, the same year, she starred in kungfu comedy, Tai Chi O and its sequel Tai Chi Hero. In 2013, Angelababy starred in Tsui Harks crime action film Young Detective Dee, Rise of the Sea Dragon and she won the Most Popular Actress award at the 21st Beijing College Student Film Festival. She then starred in Crimes of Passion alongside Huang Xiaoming and Korean actor Jae Hee, in 2014, Angelababy joined the cast of Hurry Up, Brother, a spin-off from the South Korean variety program Running Man. She gained widespread fame, and became a household name, the same year, she starred alongside fellow Hurry Up, Brother cast Michael Chen in romance film Love on the Cloud. Angelababy was crowned Weibo Goddess, as well as Weibo Queen for the year 2014 and she also ranked 12th on Forbes China with an estimated income of 41 million yuan. In 2015, she starred alongside Ni Ni in Bride Wars and she made her Hollywood film debut in Hitman, Agent 47. In September, Angelababy starred in her first television drama, Love Yunge from the Desert, the same year, Angelababy starred in Mojin, The Lost Legend, based on the fantasy novel Ghost Blows Out the Light
2. Chang Chia-juch – Chang Chia-juch was the Minister of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China from 2013 to 2014. A native of Shanghai, Chang obtained his bachelors degree in engineering from National Cheng Kung University. He continued his masters degree in the field from San Jose State University in the United States. He added that the MOEA has created a team to inspect the overall system of the plant over the six months to end the controversy. Speaking at a trade show in mid April 2013, Chang spoke about Taiwans young electric vehicle industry. However, he acknowledged the current stumbling blocks for common usage of electric vehicle, especially on the current technology, the flu will also hit Taiwans consumption, production and export-related sectors if the outbreak gets worse. He also reassure people to be more optimistic on the annual GDP growth, in mid May 2014 during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial meeting in Qingdao, Shandong, Chang had a meeting with PRC Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng. Gao promised that the Mainland side will continue their internal coordination and reiterated Beijings effort to promote a win-win condition for cross-strait exchanges
3. John Chiang (Taiwan) – John Chiang or Chiang Hsiao-yen, formerly surnamed Chang, is a Kuomintang politician in Taiwan. He is the grandson of Chiang Kai-shek, former leader of the Republic of China and he and his identical twin brother, Winston Chang, both illegitimate, were born the sons of Chiang Ching-kuo and his mistress Chang Ya-juo in Guilin amid the Sino-Japanese War. Chang Ya-juo died when the brothers were one year old in August 1942 and their uncle and aunt were listed as their natural parents on official documents until December 2002, when the true parents were listed. Chou Chin-hua, the maternal grandmother, and the 7-year-old brothers moved to Taiwan amid the Chinese Civil War. They were not informed that Chiang Ching-kuo was their father until they were in high school, the Chang brothers went to Soochow University at the same time. John later obtained an M. S. from Georgetown University, with Helen H. Huang, he has two daughters, Hui-lan and Hui-yun, and a son, Wan-an. In March 2005, he changed his surname to Chiang, saying, The change represents a respect for history, a return to the facts. He also announced that his children would follow suit, Chiang began his career in the foreign service, serving in the ROC embassy in Washington, DC from 1974 to 1977. In the 1980s, he held administrative posts in the ROC Foreign Ministry specializing in North American Affairs. He was Administrative Vice Minister from 1986 to 1990, Director General, of the Overseas Affairs Department in 1990, in 1993 he was appointed to the cabinet-level post of Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission and served as a member of the KMT Central Standing Committee. He was selected a member of the National Assembly in 1996 and he was Foreign Minister from 1996 to 1997, vice premier in 1997, and Secretary-General of the presidential office in 1999. He was speculated as a running mate for Lien Chan on the KMT ticket in the 2000 presidential elections until a sex scandal involving a mistress caused him to resign on 22 December 1999. His alleged mistress strenuously denied the allegations, filing suit against the newspaper which had named her, Chang announced his candidacy for the December 2001 legislative elections in March 2001. One of his opponents in the December 2001 elections was his alleged 1999 mistress and he served as the Chairman of Interior Affairs Committee while in the legislature. In January 2006, Chiang declared his candidacy as a KMT candidate for the Taipei Mayor, at the end of March 2007, Chiang staged a rally at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in support of his grandfather, late President Chiang Kai-shek. In the 2008 Republic of China legislative election, John Chiang won re-election in his district of Taipei City North, the poll was made binding for the KMT nomination and Lo Shu-lei was later elected to the Legislative Yuan. Chiang Wan-an subsequently won the KMT primary in May 2015, quickly gaining name recognition thanks in part to his chats with prospective voters as they waited for garbage trucks, John Chiangs participation in his sons campaign was limited to moral support and babysitting his sons grandchildren. John Chiang has said that the Diaoyu islands, which are disputed between the Republic of China and Japan, belong to all Chinese people
4. Chang Kia-ngau – Chang Kia-ngau, courtesy name Gōngquán, was a Chinese banker, politician, and scholar. Chang was born in 1889 in Jiading outside of Shanghai and his grandfather was a Qing dynasty official and his father a doctor, so he and his siblings enjoyed educational opportunities not available to most of their countrymen. While his brother, Carsun Chang distinguished himself in the world of politics, Chang Kia-ngau was a supporter of reform in China and started his public service career in 1910 as editor-in-chief of the Official Gazette published by the Ministry of Communications. In 1913 he started his banking career assistant manager of the Bank of China in Shanghai and he distinguished himself just a few years later in 1916 when he refused a request by Yuan Shikai to stop redeeming banknotes for silver. By 1923, the Bank of China was almost exclusively owned by private, Shanghai-based shareholders, in 1928, T. V. Soong tried quite aggressively to assert control over the bank, but Chang and the directors resisted, so Soong created the Central Bank of China. Chang agreed to finance the new central banks creation in exchange for a measure of independence, changs interest was the development of the country, particularly railroad and other infrastructure development, even if such projects were not particularly profitable for the bank. Chang Kia-ngau was removed as manager of the Bank of China and was offered a lesser role with the Central Bank. He declined the offer, but in December 1935, accepted the position of Minister of Railways, during much of the Sino-Japanese War, Chang served as Minister of Communications, accompanying the central government from Nanking to Chungking. After mid-1943, he was frequently in the U. S. promoting aid to the Republic of China and negotiation post-war arrangements and he wrote a book on railroad development which was published in the U. S. at a time when interest in China was high. After the War, he was appointed Economic Commissioner for Manchuria, after his departure from China, Chang moved to the US and was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He died on October 13,1979 in Palo Alto, California and his wife, Chang Pihya, died in Palo Alto on May 17,1997
5. James S. C. Chao – James Si-Cheng Chao is a Chinese-American merchant mariner, business leader, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Foremost Group, a New York-based shipping, trading, Chao Scholarship is named after him. Chao was born on December 29,1927 in a small, rural farming village in Jiading District, outside Shanghai and his parents were Yi-Ren Chao, an elementary school principal, and Yu-Chin Hsu Chao, they were farmers who emphasized the value of education. Chao attended upper schools near Shanghai, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University and he finished his coursework in 1949, and went to sea as a cadet on a merchant vessel. At the climax of Chinas civil war, Chaos ship went to Taiwan, in the mid-1950s, Chao advanced through the ranks to become one of the youngest ocean-going marine captains of that time, at the age of 29. He moved to the United States in 1958, settling in New York City the same year He received a degree in management from St. Johns University, Queens. In 1964, after receiving his MBA, Chao founded Foremost Group, in July 2014, it was reported that Chaos Foremost Shipping had 15 ships in its fleet, but construction was underway for an additional 8 capesize bulkers. In late August 2014, the Ping May, a vessel of Foremost Shipping, was inspected by Colombian officials. They found approximately 40 kilograms of cocaine hidden among the cargo of coal. The cocaine was found in forty separate packages, the Center will be a new building dedicated to executive education, the first building on campus named after a woman and of an Asian surname. Chao was awarded an honorary LL. D. degree from Niagara University in 1992, Chao is the first winner of the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizen and Immigration Service recognized him in February 2008 as an Outstanding American by Choice. In 2009, he was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, also, Nyack College conferred upon him the honorary D. Litt. Chao continues as its Trustee Emeritus, Chao has served for more than a decade as Chairman of both the Chiao-Tung University Alumni Association in America and the Chiao-Tung University Alumni Foundation of America from 1988-1999. Chao first met his wife, Ruth Mulan Chu Chao. In 1949, each relocated separately to Taiwan at the culmination of the Chinese Civil War, in 1958, Chao left behind his then 7-month pregnant wife and two young children when he moved to the United States, where they rejoined him in 1961. The Chaos had six daughters, Elaine, Jeanette, May, Christine, Grace and she is the 18th United States Secretary of Transportation under the current administration. She is married to the current Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Ruth Mulan Chu Chao died on August 2,2007
6. Susana Chou – Susana Chou Vaz da Luz also known as Chou Kei Jan was the President of the Legislative Assembly of Macau from 1999 to 2009. Chous ancestral hometown is the current Yinzhou District of the city of Ningbo in Chinas Zhejiang Province, Chou was born in Shanghai on 2 December 1941, and was the oldest daughter of Chao Kuang Piu, who is an industrial tycoon in Shanghai. While her father moved in Hong Kong after 1949, Chou remained in China until 1968 when she moved to Macau, Chou studied physics and majored in radio technology at the Anhui University. Chou also studied French language and literature in Paris, in 1976, Chou participated in Portuguese Macaus first direct election of the Legislative Assembly, and was successful in the election. From 1984 to 1999, she served in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth sessions of Portuguese Macaus Legislative Assembly. After the transfer of sovereignty of Macau from Portugal to China in 1999, Chou was elected as the President of new Legislative Assembly for its first, second and third sessions
7. Weili Dai – Weili Dai is a Chinese-born American businesswoman. She is the Director, co-founder and former president of Marvell Technology Group, Dai is considered one of the most successful women entrepreneurs, and is the only female co-founder of a major semiconductor company. As of 2015, she is listed as the 95th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, Weili Dai was born in China, and played semi-professional basketball in Shanghai, before aged 17, she moved to the US. She has a degree in computer science from the University of California. Dai is the only woman co-founder of an American semiconductor company, during her time at Marvell, Dai worked on strategic partnerships and Marvells technology is used in products in several markets. Dai has also become a force in expanding access to technology in the developing world. Dai advocates for getting more involved in science and technology. Dai served as chief operating officer, executive president. She was corporate secretary of the board and currently serves as a director of the board at Marvell Technology Group Ltd, prior to co-founding Marvell, Dai was involved in software development and project management at Canon Research Center America, Inc. Dai promoted partnership with the One Laptop Per Child program, Ms. Dai also is active in STEM stating, Women are the future of technology and todays technology is fun and cool. Its not just about developing ‘nerdy’ stuff its about turning technology into fashionable, a womans natural talent is design, and the look and feel, and making these things fit into our lifestyles. She sits on the board of the relief organization, Give2Asia, and was named to the Committee of 100. Sutardja Dai Hall at her alma mater UC Berkeley was named for Dai along with her husband Sehat Sutardja, CEO of Marvell and Pantas Sutardja, Sutardja Dai Hall is home to the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society. In 2015, Ms. Dai was named to the Global Semiconductor Alliances Board of Directors, helping to foster, Ms. Dai also is a member of the executive committee for TechNet. Newsweek named Dai one of the 150 Women Who Shake the World and she was profiled by CNN International for the Leading Women Innovator Series. In 2004, Dai was an Award Recipient for the Northern California Region of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, on May 12,2012, Dai became the first female commencement speaker in the UC Berkeley College of Engineerings 143-year history. On August 22,2012, Dai was on the Forbes list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. ”In October 2012, she was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award by the non-profit organization Upwardly Global. In March 2013, Dai was honored with the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Established Corporation category by the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
8. N.E.B. Ezra – Nissim Elias Benjamin Ezra, commonly known as N. E. B. Ezra, was a Baghdadi Jewish publisher and Zionist based in Shanghai and he founded the Shanghai Zionist Association in 1903 and its official newspaper, Israels Messenger, one of Chinas oldest and most sophisticated Jewish periodicals. He served as editor-in-chief of the newspaper for more than 30 years until his death in 1936, influenced by Ezra, his nephews started the newspaper Jewish Tribune in Bombay, India. Nissim Elias Benjamin Ezra was a Baghdadi Jew born in Lahore, British India, an ardent Zionist, he established the Shanghai Zionist Association in 1903 and its official newspaper, Israels Messenger, in 1904. The newspaper was one of Chinas oldest Jewish periodicals, and became one of the most sophisticated under Ezras leadership and he served as Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper for more than 30 years until his death in 1936. It was also circulated in the United States, where it successfully positioned itself as the most authoritative Jewish voice in East Asia, Ezra also served as the main leader of the Shanghai Zionist Association, which had about 100 members in March 1905, for many years. A major financial supporter of the movement was the tycoon Elly Kadoorie, despite their efforts, Zionism did not become a major cause of the wealthy Baghdadi Jews of Shanghai, who were organized as the Shanghai Jewish Community Association. On the other hand, Ezra received support from Sun Yat-sen, Ezras nephews, the Sargon brothers of Bombay, grew up reading Israels Messenger. Ezra held a view of the West, at a time when Europe was dominated by the regimes in Germany and Russia. He saw the East a refuge of humanity, and pleaded for a new Buddha, who, like Moses, Confucius, Jesus and that view made him controversial among the Sephardi Jewish community. If the country is willing to follow him and adopt his teachings then China will be able to move the world in the sense of the word. The view was seen as overly idealistic for the time, when China was faced with threats from Japanese imperialism. On 15 September 1933, Ezra wrote a letter to Mamoru Shigemitsu and he also wrote to Israel Cohen, secretary of the World Zionist Organization in London, for support. Shanghai Sanctuary, Chinese and Japanese Policy Toward European Jewish Refugees During World War II, port Jews, Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centres, 1550-1950. Jewish Wayfarers in Modern China, Tragedy and Splendor, port of Last Resort, The Diaspora Communities of Shanghai
9. Vincent Fang (entrepreneur) – For the Taiwanese lyricist, please refer to Vincent Fang. Vincent Fang Kang, GBS, JP is the leader of the Liberal Party of Hong Kong and he is a Hong Kong entrepreneur in the garment industry and a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the Wholesale and Retail functional constituency. Fang was born in Shanghai, China on 7 May 1943 during the Second Sino-Japanese War and he moved to Hong Kong and attended Wah Yan College, an eminent Jesuit all-boys secondary school in Hong Kong, graduating in 1962. He later obtained both his bachelors and masters degrees in Science of Textiles Engineering from the North Carolina State University in 1967 and 1969 respectively. After he returned to Hong Kong, he became the Chief Executive of the Toppy Company Ltd, Fang has been an Independent Non Executive Director of The Wharf Limited since July 1993. Fang is a member of the pro-business Liberal Party. He acted as Chairman when Miriam Lau Kin-yee resigned as Chairwoman after she failed to bid for a seat in Hong Kong Island in the 2012 Legislative Council election. In April 2010, Fangs suggestion that the minimum wage should be set at HK$20 per hour drew fire both from the public and from his own party. His statement made a case for those in the community who criticise functional constituency lawmakers as disconnected from the worries and realities of the public at large and he also had the lowest attendance and voting record among lawmakers in the 2008–2012 Legislative Council. Fang has been appointed member of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Tourism Board and he is also a member of the Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and a board member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2008, Official Site of Vincent Fang Official Biographies of Legislative Councillors Toppy Group
10. Jiang Jianqing – Jiang Jianqing is the Chairman of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the worlds largest bank by assets and 2nd market value, he has held the position since 2005. Jiang worked pila in the fields of Jiangxi Province and the mines in Henan Province for labor education during the cultural revolution. In 1986, he joined ICBC as a teller in Shanghai, Jiang graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1984, and later obtained his masters and doctors degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 1993, Jiang was appointed as the president of ICBC Shanghai Branch. Jiang became president of the Bank of Shanghai in 1995 and served as the president of ICBC Shanghai Branch from 1997, in July 1999, Jiang was promoted to the vice president and vice Party chief of ICBC. From February 2000 to October 2005, Jiang served as the president, in 2005, when ICBC restructured for public listing, Jiang became the Chairman of Board of Directors, also the CPC Party chief. His research interests include theoretical and practical bank innovation, and corporation theory of industrial and financial capital. In both 2011 and 2012 he was included in the 50 Most Influential ranking of Bloomberg Markets Magazine, in December 2012 he was awarded the Most Influential Leader of Listed Company at the China Listed Company Overseas Forum & China Securities Golden Bauhinia Awards. In April 2013, he was awarded the Business Leader of the Year at The Asian Awards, Jiang earned a salary of $326,000 in 2013, and reportedly took a pay cut for 2014 due to general public discontent over high executive compensation. Jiang is a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
11. Liu Jinbao – Liu Jinbao was a former CEO of Bank of China Limited and vice-chairman of Bank of China. Liu was abruptly transferred back to Beijing to become vice-chairman of Bank of China in May 2003, investigations subsequently found Liu to have committed economic crimes in connection with his previous appointment as the head of the Shanghai branch of the Bank of China. Liu was subsequently dismissed from his post, Liu, along with three other senior managers, were also alleged to have made unauthorised distribution for personal purposes of funds belong to the Bank of China before BOCHK was established. The Standard speculated that the amount involved was HK$30 million, chinese court has sentenced him to a 2-year suspended death sentence. Chung, O. Liu probe began in 2000, magazine, BBC News report, June 10,2003. Bank executives arrested over $30m fraud scandal, The Standard, xinhua News Agency, Investigation not affecting BOCHK operating results, statement. Suspension from duty of Messrs Zhu Chi and Ding Yansheng, Deputy Chief Executives of the Company, BOCHK announcement and press release, August 2,2004. Investigation of Liu Jinbao and Zhang Debao, BOCHK announcement and press release, August 5,2004. Top Bankers Brought Down by NPLs, BOC vice-chairman sacked for suspected corruption
12. Mike Medavoy – Morris Mike Medavoy was born in 1941, in Shanghai, China. His father, Michael, was a mechanic, and his mother. His parents were both from Jewish families and his mother was born in Harbin, Manchuria and his father was born in Ukraine. Medavoy lived in Chile from 1947 to 1957, and he studied at the Liceo Valentín Letelier de Santiago and he became an American citizen in 1963. and graduated from UCLA that same year. Medavoy began his career at Universal Studios in 1964, in 1965 he became an agent at the General Artists Corporation and later moving into the vice president position of the Creative Management Agency. He became Creative Managements vice president of the picture department in 1967. In 1974, United Artists brought Medavoy in as vice president of production. There, he was part of the responsible for One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Rocky, and Annie Hall. United Artists made a number of notable films at the time, including Apocalypse Now, Raging Bull, Network. In 1978, Medavoy co-founded Orion Pictures, during his tenure there, Orion released films such notable and successful films as Platoon, Amadeus, Robocop, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Terminator, Dances with Wolves, and The Silence of the Lambs. In 1995, Medavoy co-founded Phoenix Pictures, as its chairman and CEO, Medavoy co-produced such films as The People vs. Larry Flint, The Mirror Has Two Faces, U Turn, Apt Pupil, The Thin Red Line, The 6th Day, Basic, All the Kings Men, Zodiac, Pathfinder and Miss Potter, the Thin Red Line and The People vs. Phoenix Pictures has produced Shutter Island and Black Swan, Shutter Island was released on February 19,2010, earning over $42 million its opening weekend. Black Swan was directed by Darren Aronofsky and won awards including the Oscar®. In 2011, Medavoy announced his newest project surrounding the 2010 Chilean mining accident that left 33 men trapped underground for 69 days, also in 2011, Medavoy announced his collaboration with The Shanghai Film Group to create both a feature film and six-hour miniseries. The feature, an adaptation of the novel The Cursed Piano, is a story set in Japanese-occupied China concerning prosecuted Jews seeking refuge from an occupied Europe. The mini-series, Tears of a Sparrow, will focus in greater detail on the experience of these Jews in Shanghai and he is also working on an adaptation of Dandelion Wine, adapted from the novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury. In 2015, it was announced that he and Eric Esrailian are producing The Promise starring Oscar Isaac and he is a member of the board of directors of the University of Tel Aviv
13. Runje Shaw – Runje Shaw, also known as Shao Zuiweng and Shao Renjie, was a Chinese film entrepreneur, producer, and director. Under Runjes leadership, his younger brothers Runde, Runme, and Run Run established branches of Tianyi in Hong Kong, Shaw was born in 1896 in Zhenhai, Ningbo, Zhejiang province. His birth name was Shao Tongzhang and Renjie was his courtesy name, after founding Tianyi, he went by the hao Zuiweng. He was the oldest of six sons of Shao Yuxuan, owner of the Shanghai textile firm Jin Tai Chang, in 1914 Shaw graduated from Shanghais Shenzhou University with a law degree and worked as a lawyer for the local court of Shanghai. He later went into business, trading textile dyes, silk, paper and he also cofounded the Sino-French Zhenye Bank with several partners and started Huayou Egg Factory, before getting into the theatre business. In early 1922, Shaw managed the theatre Xiao Wutai in Shanghai, among his colleagues were Zhang Shichuan, Zheng Zhengqiu, and Zhou Jianyun, who co-founded Mingxing Film Company. In 1923 Mingxing released the film Orphan Rescues Grandfather to great commercial success, inspired by his former colleagues, Shaw established Tianyi Film Company in 1925. He served as manager and director, while his younger brothers Runde Shaw and Runme Shaw managed accounting. The youngest brother, Run Run Shaw, did odd jobs for the company, Tianyis first film, A Change of Heart, directed by Runje Shaw himself and released in 1925, was highly profitable. A shrewd businessman who understood the audiences preferences, Shaw was one of the first Chinese filmmakers to make use of traditional literature, legends. Tianyi made highly successful films, including costume drama, swordplay. The studios 1925 film Swordswoman Li Feifei is considered the earliest Chinese martial arts film, in 1926, Tianyi released two highly successful costume dramas, The Lovers, and White Snake, both directed by Shaw. In addition to success in the market, White Snake also became the most successful Chinese film in Southeast Asia. Under Shaws leadership, Tianyi was one of the first filmmakers to take the leap from silent films to sound, in 1931, Shaw produced A Singers Story, one of the earliest Chinese sound films, directed by Li Pingqian. Unlike other major studios, which produced politically charged, socially conscious leftist films, by the 1930s, Tianyi had become one of the top Chinese film studios, along with Mingxing and Lianhua. Besides Shanghai, Shaw also established operations in Hong Kong. Just before the Japanese invasion of Shanghai in August 1937, Tianyi shipped its equipment to Hong Kong and its studio in Shanghai was destroyed when the Japanese occupied the city, and Shaw closed Tianyi. After World War II and the Communist victory in mainland China, Runje Shaw retired from the film industry and his younger brothers, meanwhile, rebuilt their businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong
14. Shih Wing-ching – Shih Wing-ching is a Hong Kong businessman. His family are from Ningbo in Zhejiang but he came to Hong Kong at an early age, in 1978 he established Centaline Property Agency Limited, which is now one of the largest property agencies in both Hong Kong and China. He is active in charity and philanthropy and he founded, and continues to publish, the AM730 free daily newspaper. In January 2014, he revealed that many companies were cancelling advertising with the paper. On 30 July 2013, Shih was attacked in his car by two men with hammers, though he managed to drive away and did not suffer injury and he said at the time that he had no idea who or what motive might have been behind the attack
15. Oscar Tang – According to published sources, it is believed that he has given away 200-250 millions to philanthropy. Among other recognitions for his philanthropy, Tang is an honoree of the Carnegie Corporations Great Immigrants, in 2008, he gave $25 million to Phillips Academy in what was the schools largest ever single contribution. In 2014, he donated an additional $15 million to Andover to establish the Tang Institute at Andover. At The Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut, Tang donated the P. Y, Tang resides in New York City and Vail, Colorado with his wife. Tang was honored as Vail Valleys Citizen of the Year in 2004, in June 2016, Oscar L. Tang was honored by the Metropolitan Museum with its Business Committee Civic Leadership Award for his service and contribution as a longtime trustee and philanthropist. Tang was born in Shanghai, China, and his family fled from the country when the Communist revolution took over in 1949, Tang graduated from The Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut in 1953. He attended the St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, where he was the first Chinese student at the school, in 2013, he returned to St. Johnsbury as its Commencement Speaker. He later enrolled at Phillips Academy in Andover as a tenth grader and his future wife, Frances Young, attended Andovers sister school, Abbot Academy, and she went on to Skidmore College. Tangs lifelong dedication to Andover as the largest donor in the schools history, Tang was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon at Yale University and received a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1960, Tang married Frances Young, Tang received an M. B. A degree from Harvard Business School. His wife graduated from Skidmore in 1961, wen was the first Chinese to be documented in the Northampton, MA census in 1880. After his return to China, he served as a high-level foreign service official. He was widely respected for his business success and as a civic leader, Tang received many honors in his lifetime including Justice of the Peace and Order of the British Empire. He died in Hong Kong in 1971, Oscar Tang has talked about his familys roots in American education publicly and attributes his own experience and philanthropy to his family history. Tang began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, or DLJ, in 1970, Tang founded an investment firm known as Reich and Tang in New York City. He headed the firm until 1993 and it is now part of the investment bank Natixis. His wife Frances Young Tang was a philanthropist who specialized in landmark preservation, in 1992, she died at the age of 53 from cancer. A gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is named after her, as is the Tang Art Museum at Skidmore College and she was a stepdaughter of the Chinese diplomat Wellington Koo
16. James Tien (politician) – James Tien Pei-chun, GBS, OBE, JP is the former Chairman and Leader of the Liberal Party and former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Tien was born in 1947 in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong two years later with his family, James Tiens younger brother Michael Tien owns the fashion chain G2000 and was chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation before it merged with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation. He traveled to the United States to study chemical engineering when he was 17 years old and met his wife Mary, in 1970, the couple returned to Hong Kong and he worked for his father in the factories. He was first appointed a District Councilor for Kwai Tsing District in 1985 as a representative of the sector as his factories were in Kwai Tsing. He was appointed to the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee which oversaw the drafting of the post-1997 Hong Kong Basic Law in 1985 and he was part of the Group of 89, the conservative faction of the Committee members consisting of mostly businessmen and professionals elites. He was first appointed to the Legislative Council in 1988, in the 1991 Legislative Council elections, he was elected through the Industrial functional constituency. He became Chairman of the Liberal Party after the resignation of its first leader, Allen Lee Peng Fei and he was also Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, an most influential chamber of commerce in Hong Kong between 1996 and 1997. He is also a committee member of both the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Tien was a member of the National Committee of the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference from 2003 until 2014. After one year, on 6 July 2003, Tien announced his resignation from the Executive Council and his resignation ultimately led to the withdrawal of the legislation and break-up of the ruling alliance of the Chief Executive, causing his popularity and that of Liberal Party to surge. Until 2004, he held the seat of the Commercial Functional Constituency in Legco and he then was elected to the New Territories East geographical constituency direct elections for the first time in the 2004 Legislative Council elections. In the 2005 Chief Executive election, the announcement that his ally Henry Tang had dropped out of the race was further bad news about for party and he initially said that he might stand for selection as Chief Executive, but ultimately did not. He also resigned as Chairman of the Liberal Party, in 2010, Tien resumed his involvement with the Liberal Party in the capacity of Honorary Chairman. He threw his weight behind Henry Tang in the 2012 Chief Executive election, in 2012, Tien went back on his previous undertaking and successfully re-claimed the New Territories East seat in the 2012 Legislative Council elections. During the 2014 Hong Kong protests, Tien called on Chief Executive CY Leung to resign, Tien was formally stripped of his post at the meeting on 29 October, making him the first person in history to have received this sanction. Tien stepped down from his position as the leader of the Liberal Party after the removal, in the 2016 Legislative Council election, James Tien ran a campaign against the second term of the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. He stood as a candidate on his young party colleague Dominic Lees ticket. The ticket gained 20,031 votes, around 3 per cent of the vote share, Tien explained that Chow would have to bear all the political consequences for his choice of backing a rival partys candidate