MAKERS has partnered with China's Yang Lan, a broadcast journalist and founder of Sun Media Group—one of China’s leading private media companies - to launch MAKERS China. Yang Lan has worked closely with a diverse and accomplished board of advisors to select each of our ten Chinese MAKERS.

“The stories of extraordinary Chinese women should be told. When we first approached AOL about bringing MAKERS into our country, we were hopeful,” said Yang Lan. “There’s a strong need for an inspirational platform like MAKERS in China. The ethos of MAKERS transcends geographic borders.”

MAKERS China Profile

Yang Lan, Chairperson

Yang Lan is a Chinese media proprietor, journalist, and talk show hostess. She is the Cofounder and Chairperson of the Sun Media Group and the Sun Culture Foundation. Watch here »

The stories of the ten Chinese MAKERS also live on Her Village, Yang Lan’s online destination for women which reaches over 300 million viewers and consumers worldwide each month. Below are the Chinese MAKERS, whose videos are featured on and  

MAKERS China Profile

Fu Ying, Former Foreign Minister

Fu Ying is the former serving vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China and the first female spokesperson in the history of the National People’s Congress of China (NPC). Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Li Yinhe, Sociologist

Li Yinhe is an acclaimed female sociologist in China. She is also a well-known sexologist and an activist for LGBT rights. Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Guo Jianmei, Founder

Guo Jianmei is the founder of mainland China’s first public interest institution to offer legal support and service to underprivileged women. Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Dong Mingzhu, Entrepreneur

Dong Mingzhu is a powerful female executive within the Chinese manufacturing industry. Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Gong Li, Actress

Gong Li is one of the first Chinese actresses to become widely known among the western public. Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Laura Cha Shih May-Lung, Deputy Chair

Laura Cha Shih May-Lung is the first woman deputy chair of the China Stock Exchange and the first person outside of mainland China to join the central government of China at the vice-ministerial rank. Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Hu-Shuli, Journalist

Hu-Shuli is a well-known and distinguished Chinese financial journalist and business owner in the media industry. Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Yang Liping, Dancer

Yang Liping is a celebrated dancer and choreographer, reviving and modernizing ethnic dance and bringing Chinese dance to western culture. Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Yan Geling, Writer

Yan Geling is regarded as one of the world's most groundbreaking and influential Chinese screenwriters and novelists in the literary landscape. Watch here »

MAKERS China Profile

Li Yan, Athlete

Li Yan is a well-accomplished athlete and coach, winning the first-ever medal on short track speed skating for China at the 1992 Olympics. Watch here »