Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明

American Dreams in China (中国合伙人) (2013)


Based on the real-life story of a mainland Chinese teacher who rose to become one of China’s wealthiest men through his English-language tutorial centers, American Dreams in China, sees a trio of idealistic young men charting China’s social changes from the 1980s to the 21st century, as they first join forces and then fall out over how to realize their ambitions.

The film, produced by Chan and his long-term collaboratorJojo Hui, is handled at the EFM by the director’s own We Distribution. The movie stars Huang Xiaoming (The Guillotines, Last Tycoon), Deng Chao (Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame) and Tong Dawei (Flowers of War). 

Release Dates:
China: 18th May 2013
Hong Kong: 30th May 2013
Taiwan: 13 July 2013 (Taipei Film Festival)
Taiwan: 2 August 2013  


During the economic reform period of the 80’s, three undergraduates bind together by a common ambition – to live the American dream. They are Cheng Dongqing (Huang Xiaoming), a hillbilly who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer; Meng Xiaojun (Deng Chao), a self-confident, cynical intellectual; and Wang Yang (Tong Dawei), an idealistic romantic poet. Xiaojun is the first to obtain an US Visa for studying abroad. Yang follows but decides to remain in China for his beloved. Poor Dongqing is rejected by the US Embassy repeatedly. Baffled, he reluctantly accepts the job as an English instructor in the university but eventually gets fired for teaching tutorial classes in private. Across the Pacific, Xiaojun fails to find a decent job and is driven to work as a busboy in a diner. Dongqing decides to turn his tutorial effort into a fulltime business and summons Yang to help him along. Xiaojun, having returned from America, immediately joins force with his buddies to establish New Vision Institute. With their unique charisma, they turn New Vision into an instant success and create a media sensation overnight. However, the sudden fame and fortune are gradually tearing their friendship apart. The media labels Dongqing the “Godfather of Foreign Study”. Xiaojun is not comfortable with Dongqing taking all the credits for something they’ve created together and Yang suffers between their conflicts. The company is on the brink of collapse, as is their trust to each other. Whether New Vision and the friendship can survive the test of time, we’re about to see.


Director: Peter Chan

Huang Xiaoming
Deng Chao
Tong Dawei
Jennifer Du
Roy Pollack
George Anton

Also Known As:
Zhong Guo Xiang Sheng

Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Release Date: 18th May 2013
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Trailers for "American Dreams in China"




Interviews with the cast on the challenge on speaking English


MV for "American Dreams in China" inspired by a song that Huang Xiaoming personally likes:

Various News reports with excerpts of the shooting accompanying the movie start in Chinese cinemas May 2013:


Following is a playlist with various interview during the promotion of the movie 10-11 May 2013:

On July 26th, 2013 Huang Xiaoming promoted American Dreams in China in Taipei, Taiwan. Here is a video of it:

Follow this link for a complete gallery of images for the Promotion of American Dreams in China May 2013: 

Gallery: Promotion for American Dreams in China May 2013

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Images of the Premiere on 12th May 2013:

Follow this link for a complete gallery of images for the Promotion of American Dreams in China May 2013: 

Gallery: Promotion for American Dreams in China May 2013