The Sound of the Bell at Shanghai Bund tells the story of a common family living in the alleys of old Shanghai from the Cultural Revolution till the days of reform and opening. Du Xin Sheng (Yu Hao Ming) and Yu Pei Pei are classmates who have deep affection for each other. Pei Pei’s grandmother, however, is a professor at the conservatory and denounced as reactionary by the Red Guards. In order to prevent the Red Guards from taking away the precious Italian cello in Pei Pei’s home, Xin Sheng goes to his father who does maintenance work at the bell tower at the Bund and they hide the cello in there. When more and more young people from the city are being sent to the countryside, the Du family’s eldest daughter Xin Fang is determined to follow as well. But when the unmarried Xin Fang gets pregnant in the countryside, the Du family is being confronted with a huge challenge.
The drama will revolve around the romance between young white-collar worker Lin Qian (Zhao Li Ying) and former military officer turned CEO Li Zhicheng (Jin Han). Lin Qian has the brains and the enthusiasm, but has been unsuccessful in all her ventures so far. Li Zhicheng’s family business is on the verge of bankruptcy, and he returns to the corporate world in an effort to reverse the situation. Lin Qian ends up helping Li Zhicheng revive the company, and they fall in love with each other in the process.
Because Yu Ying Nan (Yu Ting Er), a young girl with a mysterious background, wants to find the person who once saved her life, she and her brother Yu Ying Qi (Chen Zhe Yuan) go to the Shu Mountain to learn martial arts. What Ying Nan doesn’t know is that Ying Qi isn’t in fact her brother. Ying Nan lost her memory when little and Ying Qi picked her up and brought her home.
The story follows the lives of three boys from Taiwan Hsinchu Senior High School under the Japanese rule. Lin Qing Wen (Jasper Liu), Zhou Shao Zhen (Bryan Chang) and Zhuang Shi Geng (Hou Yan Xi) are childhood friends who grew up together and suffered under the Japanese colonial movement. The turbulence in lives and the brutality they faced under the Japanese rule awakens their nationalist feelings, which lead them to different paths.
At the end of the 1950s, the student of the Beijing Broadcasting Institute Wen Yi Qiu (Yin Tao) falls in love with the Soviet announcer Wei Ka and marries him in Beijing. Shortly after, however, the Soviet Union decides to withdraw its specialists stationed in Beijing and Wei Ka is forced to return to his home country. Thereupon, Yi Qiu leaves for the frontier town Hehei, where she starts working as an announcer, only to be nearer to her husband. Later on, Wei Ka gets a post in Blagoveshchensk, the city at the other side of the frontier. The two find comfort in listening to each other’s broadcast attentively, while hoping for the Chinese-Soviet relationship to get better.
Operation Moscow is based on the real “Trans-Siberian Train Robbery” incidents in 1993. An organized gang robs Chinese merchants and rapes women on the Trans-Siberian train, which travels six days from Beijing to Moscow. A special-investigation team led by Chen Er Li (Xia Yu) is formed and a thrilling hunt for the gang leaders ensues.
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.
Green Love depicts the life and hardships of children who grew up in rural areas and left for the big cities to study and build a career, but later return home. Lin Shen (Guo Jing Fei) has set up a construction company in Shanghai, but then decides to go back to his hometown and tries to build up a business there. At the same time, the investor Chen Ling (Che Xiao) wants to escape from her busy life in the city and visits Lin Shen’s village. There she gets to know the simple and honest villagers and her heart settles down.
The former reporter Zhan Da Peng (Lin Yong Jian), whose special field were crisis regions, now is a distinguished producer. But when his wife, who works at the same company, separates from him, he loses both his family and job and enters into a life crisis. The newbie at work Chang Ge (Jiang Xin) admires Da Peng and follows him around. In the end, they try to make a new program under simple conditions together and have to deal with many hardships in the process. However, fate strikes again and Da Peng learns that his life is in danger due to a shrapnel in his head that he got on a former trip into a war region. Hence, he focuses on helping his son fulfill his dream of starting his own venture and nurtures his broken relationship with his family. At the same time, he continues working on a new program.