The story of A Native of Beijing in New York spans from the 1980s till today. In the 1980s, China looked up to foreign countries like the USA. The drama will tell of Chinese people who immigrated to the USA in hope for a better future. It will depict their experiences, their struggles and hardships, feelings of sadness and helplessness, but also happiness. The clash of cultures will also be a main theme. However, not only will it depict the life of immigrants in a foreign country but also how they will adapt after returning to their homeland.
Media student Bu Xiao Gu (Zhou Dong Yu) has a dream: she is determined to become an outstanding producer. Her idol is Chun Yu Qiao (Luo Jin), who is a top-notch producer at Xintian production company, and Xiao Gu manages to enter the company as an intern. But Yu Qiao’s unreasonable personality makes Xiao Gu feel great disappointment. With her hopes shattered, Xiao Gu is asleep at the wheel and not only causes a live broadcast accident which makes her lose her job, but also misses the deadline for her master thesis. However, Yu Qiao takes on the sole responsibility for the accident and thus saves Xiao Gu’s career. Xiao Gu finally recognizes Yu Qiao’s true personality and the two start to work and fight for their dreams together.
Jade Lover is the second installment in a series with “Diamond Lover”. The drama is set in the 1930s. The jade store of the Chen clan is going bankrupt, so the heiress Chen Chen Xi (Zheng Shuang) is working hard in order to return to their period of prosperity. This is when she meets her family’s enemy and rival in business Bai Luo Han (Lee Jong Suk). The cold Luo Han becomes attracted to the warm-hearted and optimistic Chen Xi, but Chen Xi resists him. A funny love war between the two ensues. However, at the same time, hardships that will force them to mature await them when the Japanese appear and want to control the jade market.
To the eyes of the general public, Zhou Xiao Meng (Lai Yu Meng) is the doting younger step sister of mafia leader Zhou Yan Zhao (Dylan Xiong). But never will they be aware of their secret and sexual relationship behind the walls of their mansion. Zhou Xiao Meng’s mother tried to kill Zhou Yan Zhao’s father a few years back, her mother is dead while her step father became paralyzed. Zhou Yan Zhao is filled with vengeance and can only vent his anger on Zhou Xiao Meng, the beautiful younger step sister whom he grew up with. The love he once showered her with was now replaced with his frustration. Will they ever let go of the past and start their life all over again?
Xiang Qian (Yang Shuo) is the son of common workers while Xun Zhao (Liu Tao) is from a literary family. The two fall in love and decide to marry against Xun Zhao’s parents’ wishes. Xiang Qian, who has to rely on his own intelligence and hard work, spends all his time working in order to go up the ladder in a famous investment company. In the meanwhile, Xun Zhao has given up everything to become a housewife after their marriage, but can’t adapt to it. The relationship between Xiang Qian and Xun Zhao deteriorates more and more. When Xun Zhao gets diagnosed with depression, she is afraid of affecting their son Hao Han (Hummer Zhang) and thus decides to leave the family. After their divorce, Xiang Qian fails at work as well and has to pull through his son and himself without any money. Only when he meets Alisa (Gina Jin), he finally faces himself and stands up again. Xun Zhao, on the other hand, wants to start life anew, but coincidentally becomes her ex-husband’s new girlfriend’s assistant.
Set during the Republican era, the story tells of a young girl by the name of Du Chun Xiao (Victoria Song), a smart young girl who uses her strange but unique ability to deduct clues and solve mysteries through the use of tarot cards. However, one day she decides to return to Jiangnan with her friend Huang Meng Ching (Zhang Zhi Xi). As the Huang family accepts Chun Xiao as one of their own, Mr. Huang proposes the idea of marriage between his son Mo Ru (Yang Yang) and Chun Xiao. Though she is not particularly attracted to Mo Ru, she continues to live with the Huang’s until strange things begin to occur, that endanger her life. It is during her difficult times that she notices Huang Mu Yun (Jiang Jin Fu), the youngest son of the Huang’s. As the two discover their feelings for each other, secrets regarding Chun Xiao’s true identity as well as the darker nature of Mr. Huang’s past deeds are unraveled.
Shanghai, 1930s. Shen Shijun, a young engineer, has fallen in love with his colleague, the beautiful Gu Manzhen. He is determined to resist his family’s efforts to match him with his wealthy cousin so that he can marry her. But dark circumstances—a lustful brother-in-law, a treacherous sister, a family secret—force the two young lovers apart. As Manzhen and Shijun go on their separate paths, they lose track of one another, and their lives become filled with feints and schemes, missed connections and tragic misunderstandings. At every turn, societal expectations seem to thwart their prospects for happiness. Still, Manzhen and Shijun dare to hold out hope—however slim—that they might one day meet again. A glamorous, wrenching tale set against the glittering backdrop of an extraordinary city, Half a Lifelong Romance is a beloved classic from one of the essential writers of twentieth-century China.