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Wang Baoqiang, from screen to political stage (3)

By Li Jingrong (

11:11, January 25, 2013

28-year-old Wang Baoqiang is a well-known Chinese actor who was recently elected member of the 11th Hebei Provincial Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). (

For his 2011 role in "Hello, Mr. Tree," Wang won the award for Best Actor at the Ninth Vladivostok International Film Festival in Russia, the award for Best Actor at the Fifth Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the award for Best Actor at the New York Chinese Film Festival, the award for Best Actor of the 2011-2012 Chinese Youth Film Handbook, and the award for Best Actor at the Italy Asian Film Festival. Wang's 2012 film "Lost in Thailand" was a smash hit at the box-office, taking in 1.1 billion yuan (US$176.8 million). The comedy has unexpectedly become the highest-grossing Chinese film to date.

Wang is called a "grassroots star" by audiences. His remarkable diligence and painstaking efforts have laid the solid foundation for his success. "My success depends not only on good luck, but also on hard work," he said.

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