The heroes of this book are 40 Chinese and foreigners, who have distinct personalities. Among them are progressive statesmen, government officials, successful middle class, IT industry elites, pioneers in emerging industries, successful businessmen who seized opportunities and workers who pursued their dreams relentlessly. All of them, without exception, have made undaunted efforts in China’s reform and opening up. They were bold enough to grab opportunities and enriched their lives. Their combined stories present a colorful painting that displays how China carried out reforms and opening up, 39 how other countries benefited from it and how people improved their lives.