Monday, October 13, 2008

Liu Bingzhong

Liu Bingzhong , or Liu Kan , was born in , . In 1233, he entered the Jin's bureaucracy. He still was an officer after the Mongols replaced the Jin, but later he became a monk. However his teacher thought that his talent should not be buried, so he recommended Liu Bingzhong to Kublai Khan, to become his adviser. During this period, he was extolled as the Five Talented in Xintai.

Liu Bingzhong and Yao Shu made a plan "to canvass all talented to give well-governorship suggestions". Many Confucianists, such as Xu Heng, Wang Xun, Zhang Yi, were attracted to provide ruse to Kublai Khan, who later became the founder of the Yuan Dynasty.

After the Battle of Fishing Town, M?ngke Khan died and Kublai Khan succeeded his post. Liu Bingzhong suggested to name the new dynasty as "Yuan" with reference to , which was adopted by Kublai Khan in 1271. He also suggested Kublai Khan to adopt the Chinese law, and removed some Mongolian misgovernment.

Kublai Khan recognized as the Capital of the Yuan, and renamed it to . Liu Bingzhong was appointed as the supervisor of the Capital Construction of Dadu. He also formulated the Time Service Calendar with Guo Shoujing. When he became the teacher of Zhenjin, who later became the Crown Prince , he set up the Zishan College in Wuon Mountain to teach Confucianism and Natural Science.

In 1274, he died in Nanbing Mountain Villa.

Literary Work

*''Spring Corpus''
*''Spring Poetry Anthology''
*''Peotry Anthology''
*''Pingsha Jade Ruler''
*''Jade Ruler and New Mirror''

Li Zhen (1914–1973)

Li Zhen was a general and official of the People's Republic of China.


Li Zhen was born in Gaocheng, Hebei in 1914. He joined in the Communist Party of China in 1937. He was awarded the rank of Shao Jiang, a , in 1955.

He was the from 1972 to 1973.

Li Zhanshu

Li Zhanshu is a politician. Li is the current of Heilongjiang province in northeast China.

Li Zhanshu was born in Hebei province in 1950. He became a member of the Communist Party of China in 1975.


Li has served as the deputy secretary of the Communist Party of China Heilongjiang Provincial Committee since 2003. He was appointed as the acting governor of Heilongjiang in December 2007 following the resignation of former Heilongjiang governor, Zhang Zuoji.

Li Zhanshu was officially elected the Governor of Heilongjiang by the Heilongjiang People's Congress on January 27, 2008.

Li Haifeng

Li Haifeng is a Chinese politician. A native of Laoting, Hebei, she did her graduate studies at the , and went on to positions such as Secretary of the Daqing branch of the Communist Youth League of China, Standing Committee Member of the Daqing Field branch of the Communist Party, Vice-Chairperson of the . She also served as a delegate to the 5th and 6th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conferences. In May 2007, she was promoted to her position as head of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Two months later, as part of her official duties, she toured Chinese American and Chinese Canadian communities in the five cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, and Toronto.

Li Dazhao

Li Dazhao was a intellectual who co-founded the Communist Party of China with Chen Duxiu in 1921.


Early life

Li was born in Leting , Hebei province to a peasant family. From 1913 to 1917 Li studied political economy at Waseda University in Japan before returning to China s in 1918.

As head librarian at the Peking University Library, he was among the first of the Chinese intellectuals who supported the Bolshevik government in the Soviet Union. He also wrote in Chen's New Youth and his works had a major influence on other Chinese as well. Mao Zedong was an assistant librarian during Li's tenure at the library, and Li was one of Mao's earliest and most prominent influences. By many accounts, Li was a and believed that the peasantry in China were to play an important role in China's revolution. As with many intellectuals of his time, the roots of Li's revolutionary thinking were actually mostly in Kropotkin's communist anarchism, but after the events of the May Fourth Movement and the failures of the anarchistic experiments of many intellectuals, like his compatriots, he turned more towards Marxism. Of course, the success of the Bolshevik Revolution was a major factor in the changing of his views. In later years, Li combined both his original nationalist and newly acquired Marxist views in order to contribute a strong political view to China .

Under the leadership of Li and Chen, the CPC developed a close relationship with the Comintern. At the direction of the Comintern, Li and Chen were inducted into the Kuomintang in 1922. Li was elected to the KMT's Central Executive Committee in 1924.


Tensions between the Comintern, the KMT, and the CPC presented opportunities for political intrigue and opportunism. With the outbreak of the Chinese Civil War, Li was captured during a raid on the Soviet embassy in Peking and, with nineteen others, he was executed on the orders of the warlord Zhang Zuolin on April 28, 1927.

Huang Hua (politician)

Huang Hua was the foreign minister of China from 1976 to 1982.

Guo Gengmao

Guo Gengmao is a politician of the People's Republic of China.


Guo Gengmao was born in Jizhou, Hebei in 1950. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1972.

Guo was the Governor of Hebei from 2006 to 2008. He was appointed as the Governor of Henan on April 7, 2008.

Gao Shuxun

Gao Shuxun was a KMT general from Zhili.

Fu Kang'an

Fu Kang'an ; ? - 1796) was born in Beijing and the third son of Fuheng, a grand minister of state during the middle years of Qianlong's reign. Fu held various eminent offices, including Governor-General, Viceroy of Liangjiang and Viceroy of Liangguang. It was rumoured that Fu was indeed an illegitimate son of Qianlong Emperor and the emperor entrusted his son to the then most eminent and powerful . Although the story has never been proved true, it is a fact that Fu was the emperor's most favoured general during his reign.


Crushing of Taiwan rebellion

*In 1787, 300,000 people took part in an armed insurrection in Taiwan against the Qing government. Fu Kangan commanded 20,000 troops and put down the rebellion in Taiwan.

Liberation of Tibet

*In 1790, Nepal's Gurkha army invaded Tibet and Jamphel Gyatso, the 8th Dalai Lama, escaped from Lhasa and appealed to the Qing government for help. Qianlong Emperor appointed Fu Kangan commander-in-chief of the Tibetan campaign and Fu not only defeated the Gurkha army and liberated Tibet but also conquered Nepal.

Fu Kangan in popular culture

*Princess Pearl: Both 's and Taiwan's produced historical dramas about Fu Kangan. The CCTV series ran for 120 episodes in 1998.

Feng Guozhang

Féng Guózhāng, a native of Hejian, Hebei. He was a Beiyang Army general and politician in early . He founded the Zhili clique of warlords.

Feng broke with Yuan Shikai when the latter attempted to . Yuan made Feng a Duke, but Feng declined this title. Yuan then sent an admiral to assassinate Feng but the admiral tipped him off and was himself murdered. Feng then moved to Nanjing where joined the . His name was prominently missing from the list of proposed successors in Yuan's will.

Feng then served as vice president under Li Yuanhong. During the occupation of Beijing by , Feng served as acting president, a position he kept when Li formally resigned. He was sworn president of the Republic of China on August 1 1917 but its constitutionality was challenged as the was not reconvened to recognize it. On August 14, China entered World War I on the side of the Allies after growing evidence of the German Empire's support for Zhang's coup was uncovered as well as intense lobbying by Premier Duan Qirui. He sent about 135,000 in labor battalions to the Western Front, Mesopotamia, and German East Africa. Troops were sent into Russia to assist the . Sun Yat-sen set up a rival government in Guangzhou during September 1917 and also declared war later that month in a failed attempt to get international recognition. Feng wanted to peacefully resolve the which led to Duan resigning in protest. Due to pressure from the Anhui clique, he brought Duan back into the premiership. Feng finished the five-year term started by Yuan in 1913 on October 10, 1918 and died in Beijing of illness.

Yang Xiufeng

Yang Xiufeng was a Chinese politician and the President of the Supreme People's Court of China.


Yang Xiufeng was born in Qianan, Hebei in 1897. He was educated in the Beijing Normal School in 1916. He was the President of the Supreme People's Court of China from 1965 to 1975, and Vice Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from 1980 to 1983.

Wang Zhaoguo

Wang Zhaoguo is a Chinese politician who came to prominence during the era of Deng Xiaoping. At age 41 he had already acquired a ministerial position job.


Wang Zhaoguo was born in Fengrun, Hebei in 1941. He joined the Communist Party of China in 1965. He graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1966.

He served as the First Secretary of the Communist Youth League from 1982 to 1984, at which point he was of a higher position than both current President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. He became Governor of Fujian from 1987 to 1990.

He was the Head of from 1992 to 2002. In 2003 he became the Vice-Chairman of standing committee of 10th National People's Congress, and was re-elected in 11th National People's Congress in 2008.. He is a member of the and 17th Politburo of the Communist Party of China. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions.

Wan Xiaoli

Wan Xiaoli is a folk-rock singer, guitarist, and harmonica player from China. He is originally from Ci County, Handan, Hebei but moved to Beijing in 1997.

He has released two albums, in 2002 and 2007.


*2002 - ''Zou Guo Lai Zou Guo Qu''
*2004 - ''Badhead 3''
*2006 - ''All the Things Are Better Than You Imagine''

Sun Yue

Sun Yue is a Chinese professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers of the . He mainly plays the point guard position, but he can also play at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He is the fifth player from China to enter the NBA, after Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian, Mengke Bateer and Wang Zhizhi.

Player profile

Sun attracted attention from the NBA mainly because of his height and his passing skills. Despite being and 205 lbs. , Sun has played for both the Beijing Olympians and the . However, during the 2006 FIBA World Championship, Sun Yue was benched by China's head coach Jonas Kazlauskas in favor of the young point guard prospect and fellow Chinese national teammate, Chen Jianghua.

This year, at the 2008 Olympics with the Chinese national basketball team, Sun has started alongside the teams starting point guard at the shooting guard position.

At the Orlando Pre-Draft camp, his measurements were a 34" vertical leap, a 6'9" wingspan, a 8'9" standing reach, a 5.1% body fat ratio, and a time of 10.68 seconds in lane agility. During the 2007 NBA Draft, Sun was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers during the second round of the draft, as the 40th overall pick.
He said he would like to be called Monkey King instead of "China's Magic Johnson".

Personal Life

He is currently dating one of China's top models, Gu Chen. It was not the Chinese media who disclosed their close affair, but sports writers from foreign media. Although Sun Yue and Gu Chen were initially quite secretive about their love affair, as Gu Chen did not want to be famous as a result of Sun Yue, their relationship is more public now as Gu Chen herself is becoming increasingly well-known. And recently it has been uncovered that Sun is suffering from a case of Mononucleosis.

Pro career

Beijing Aoshen controversy

Sun was at the center of a controversy between the former professional Chinese league team, the , and the Chinese Basketball Association . Sun was ordered to report for duty, but when Beijing refused to release him, the CBA banned Beijing from playing in the men's league. The owner of Aoshen subsequently moved the team to the , where they have played for three years.

Sun has continued to play with the Olympians, and was eventually allowed to play internationally with the Chinese national team, along with another Beijing player, Zhang Songtao. He has since played in the in Qatar, and in the 2006 FIBA World Championships, hosted by Japan. Sun was also selected to the Chinese national team for the .


In the 2005-06 season, Sun Yue started off the year as a struggling player. However, he turned his play around drastically during the season and ended up making the All-ABA 2nd team. His final numbers included 9.5 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, 6.7 assists per game, 1.9 steals per game, 2.5 blocks per game, 4.3 turnovers per game , and a field goal shooting percentage of 39%. In the 2006-07 ABA season, Yue made dramatic improvements, making the All-ABA First Team with averages of 13.5 points per game, 6 rebounds per game, 10.5 assists per game, 1.9 steals per game, 2 blocks per game, and 3.8 turnovers per game , and hitting 46% of his field goal attempts.


Sun was drafted as the 40th overall pick by the NBA club the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 NBA Draft. On August 26, 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers and Yue signed a two-year deal. Yue will miss some of training camp due to a mono attack.

Chinese national basketball team

Sun Yue competed in the with the in the summer of 2007. Team China was the only international team in the competition and was competing against 16 other NBA teams. This was seen as a chance for the Chinese national team to gain further experience against international competition in preparation for the , which Sun would also compete in.

Sun also participated in the 2007 Stankovi? Continental Champions' Cup Championship and played vital roles in the wins against the and the New Zealand national basketball team. He also competed in the NBA China Games with the Chinese national team against the Orlando Magic. Sun Yue ended up with 8 points, 4 assists, and 1 block in 24 minutes in the game against the Magic.

Song Kentang

Song Kentang was a KMT general from Zhili.

Shi Zongyuan

Shi Zongyuan , Hui nationality, is a politician of the People's Republic of China, and the current secretary of CPC Guizhou committee and the chairman of Guizhou people's congress.

Born in Baoding, Hebei Province, Shi started working in October 1968, and joined the Communist Party of China in May 1979. He graduated from department of politics of Northwest University of Nationalities in 1968. He had served in various posts in Hezheng County of Gansu Province before eventually becoming the mayor of Hezheng. From July 1984 to November 1986, he served as vice mayor of Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture of Gansu. From September 1985 to January 1986, he studied at CPC Central Party School. In November 1986, he became vice secretary of CPC Linxia committee, and was elevated to secretary in April 1988. He was appointed as director of propaganda department and a standing committee member of CPC Gansu committee. From September to November 1997, he again studied at Central Party School. In August 1998, Shi was transferred to Jilin Province and served as a standing committee member of CPC Jilin committee. He became the head of propaganda department of Jilin in October 1998. He was elevated to vice secretary of CPC Jilin committee in May 2000. In September 2000, he was appointed as director and Party chief of General Administration of Press and Publication of the People's Republic of China and the director of National Copyright Administration of the People's Republic of China. In December 2005, he became the secretary of CPC Guizhou committee, and since January 2006, Shi has served as Party chief of Guizhou and the chairman of Guizhou people's congress.

Shi was an alternate member of 14th and 15th Central Committees of Communist Party of China, and a full member of 16th Central Committee of CPC. He is a current member of 17th Central Committee.

Ruan Chongwu

Ruan Chongwu is a politician of the People's Republic of China.


Ruan was born in Huai'an County, Hebei in 1933. He graduated from 莫斯科汽车机械学院机械系 in 1957.

He was the Minister of Public Security of the People's Republic of China from September 1985 to March 1987, the Minister of Labor from 1989 to 1993, and the Governor of Hainan Province from 1993 to 1998.

Ruan was the member of the and 14th CPC Central Committee from 1987 to 1997.

Michael Fu Tieshan

Bishop Michael Fu Tieshan of Beijing was the top leader of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association.

Fu was born in Hebei province. He served as a priest, and in 1979 was made a bishop by Beijing. The appointment lacked the approval of the pope. He was appointed chairman of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association in 1998. He was acting president of the government-recognized Bishops' Conference of the Catholic Church in China. He was named vice chairman of the standing committee of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, in 2003.

Fu died in from lung cancer. His death was announced in Beijing by the Xinhua news agency.

Anthony Liu Bainian, vice chairman of the Patriotic Association, told UCA News, an Asian church news agency, that Fu wanted to "see his priests, whom he hasn't met for a long time" due to his long illness.

He was succeeded by Joseph Li Shan.

Lu Hao (born 1947)

Lu Hao is a politician who has been the Secretary of the Communist Party of China Gansu Committee since 2007. He previously held the post of Governor of Gansu from 2001 to 2007.


Lu Hao was born in Hebei Province in 1947. He was first appointed to be the Communist Party Secretary of Gansu in April 2007. He was re-elected to this post at the 11th Gansu Provincial People's Congress on January 26, 2008.

Zhang Zilin

Zhang Zilin is the Miss World 2007 title holder, representing the People's Republic of China as Miss China World 2007. She is the first Miss World of East Asian origin.


Zhang was born in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, on 22 March, 1984. She then moved to the Chinese capital, Beijing, where she attended high school from 1996 to 2002. She later completed her studies at the University of Science and Technology Beijing and obtained a degree in business administration in 2006. Zhang is now working as a fashion model.

Early life

Having grown up in an academically oriented family, Zhang has always valued her education and has made many achievements in her studies. Both a scholar and an athlete, Zhang Zilin began training in various types of sports at the tender age of eight. She excels in the Triple Jump and Hurdles and has undergone professional training in the 100 meter Hurdles alongside Olympic Gold Medalist Liu Xiang.

In 2002, Zhang finished high school and commenced her studies at the University of Science and Technology Beijing where she graduated in 2006. As an undergraduate, she competed and won many athletic competitions. In 2005, she won the "Sports Advance Distinction Award" at her university.

Modelling career

Zhang's career in modeling and pageantry started in 2003 where she participated in a beauty pageant organized by New Silk Road Modeling Agency. As a first timer in pageantry, Zhang only managed to land herself in the top 10 due to lack of experience. However, she was later discovered by the executive manager of the agency, Lee Xiao Bai, who declared that Zhang had the potential to become a supermodel. Since then Zhang has graced the runways in major fashion capitals of the world including Paris and Berlin.

In 2006, she was shortlisted as one of the top ten professional supermodels during the Chinese Fashion and Culture Awards. After that she participated in Giorgio Armani's 2007 Autumn/Winter Collection show in Paris and later earned herself the title of "Top Model of the Year" from New Silk Road modeling agency.


Zhang lent her voice for the 2008 Summer Olympics soundtrack and also appeared in the music video for the same song entitled '北京欢迎你' .