Famous People Born In Guangzhou

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Donnie Yen
(Hong Kong Actor, Martial Artist and Action Director)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo

Donnie Yen is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, action choreographer, director, and producer. He has won several wushu tournaments and is credited for introducing mixed martial arts to mainstream Asian cinema. He is also credited with introducing UFC champion Zhang Weili to MMA. Donnie Yen has won several awards like Hong Kong Film Awards and Golden Horse Awards.

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I. M. Pei
(Architect)
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 16, 2019

I. M. Pei was a Chinese-American architect who drew inspiration from the garden villas at Suzhou when he was young. He is credited with founding I. M. Pei & Associates, an independent design firm, in 1955. Today, the award-winning firm is known by the name, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Pei is known for designing structures like the Mesa Laboratory.

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Bolo Yeung
(Hong Kong Bodybuilder, Martial Artist and Actor)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

Bolo Yeung is a Hong Kong retired competitive bodybuilder and martial arts film actor. He is best known for his performance in popular films like Enter the Dragon and Bloodsport. He has also played lead roles in films like Ironheart, which is regarded as a cult classic. As a bodybuilder, Yeung held the Mr. Hong Kong title for ten years.  

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John Woo
(Hong Kong Filmmaker)
John Woo
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Birthdate: September 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Wengie
(Chinese Australian YouTuber, Vlogger and Pop Singer)
Wengie
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Chinese-Australian YouTuber Wengie has earned a phenomenally huge fan base on YouTube with her DIY, beauty, fashion, and prank videos. She has also experimented with music, releasing tracks such as Baby Believe Me. She also manages a channel that is exclusively dedicated to content related to her two cats. 

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Fan Zhendong
(Chinese Professional Table Tennis Player)
Fan Zhendong
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Chinese table tennis player Fan Zhendong currently holds the number one position in men’s singles. In a personal statement on his fan forum on Sina Weibo, he mentioned how he hates extreme fan reactions. In 2012, he was the youngest member of the Chinese national table tennis team.

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Kris Wu
(Rapper)
Kris Wu
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Chinese-Canadian actor/singer Wu Yifan, better known as Kris Wu, previously performed as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO. He has also had a successful solo career, with hits such as Good Kid, and has starred in films such as Mr. Six and XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
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Xie Xingfang
(Chinese Retired Badminton Player)
Xie Xingfang
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Retired badminton player Xie Xingfang is a former singles number one and a two-time world champion. She has won countless medals, including an Olympic silver, an Asian Games gold, and a World Cup gold. She was also known for her high-profile relationship with badminton sensation Lin Dan.

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Yuen Woo-ping
(Hong Kong Martial Arts Choreographer and Film Director)
Yuen Woo-ping
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Patrick Tse
(Leading role actor)
Patrick Tse
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Birthdate: August 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Hong Xiuquan
(Taiping Heavenly King from 1851 to 1864)
Hong Xiuquan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1814
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 1, 1864

Hong Xiuquan was a Hakka Chinese revolutionary best remembered for leading the Taiping Rebellion against the much-feared and powerful Qing Dynasty. Credited with establishing the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, Hong Xiuquan later served as an inspiration to the Communists under Mao Zedong. In 1959, China established a small museum to honor his legacy.  

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Shanshan Feng
(Chinese Former Professional Golfer)
Shanshan Feng
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sam Hui
(Pop Musician, Actor)
Sam Hui
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Chen Aisen
(Chinese Competitive Diver)
Chen Aisen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Lau Kar-leung
(Actor)
Lau Kar-leung
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Birthdate: July 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 25, 2013
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Jimmy Lai
(Businessperson)
Jimmy Lai
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

A long time champion of Hong Kong’s prodemocracy movement, Jimmy Lai is also an established entrepreneur, founder of clothing retailer Giordano, media company Next Digital and popular newspaper Apple Daily. A prominent critic of Chinese Communist Party, he became the first high-profile figure to be charged under the new national security law and eventually sentenced to additional fourteen months' imprisonment.

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Shih Kien
(Former antagonist and villain actor)
Shih Kien
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Birthdate: January 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 3, 2009
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Hins Cheung
(Singer-songwriter)
Hins Cheung
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Qi Yuwu
(Singapore Based Chinese Actor Known for His TV Drama ‘The Dream Makers II’)
Qi Yuwu
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Birthdate: November 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Singapore-based-Chinese actor Qi Yuwu, a contracted artiste under Beijing Enlight Media Group, is best-known for starring in several television drama series. These include the MediaCorp Channel 8 aired drama series The Dream Makers and The Dream Makers II, both of which earned him Best Actor award at Star Awards. He also received All-Time Favourite Artiste award at Star Awards 2016.

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Leong On-kei
(Member of the Legislative Assembly of Macau since 2021)
Leong On-kei
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
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Yuhua Hamasaki
(Reality Star Who Appeared on the RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10)
Yuhua Hamasaki
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Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Siqin Gaowa
(Best Actress at the 4th Hong Kong Film Awards for Homecoming, becoming the first Mainland Chinese actress to win the honour)
Siqin Gaowa
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Birthdate: January 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Yang Yilin
(Retired Chinese Artistic Gymnast)
Yang Yilin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo

Olympic team gold medalist Chinese gymnast Yang Yilin was once accused of competing underage and thus faced disqualification, but later investigations couldn’t find any flaws with her age certificates. She is also an Asian Games champion, a World Championship silver medalist, and a 3-time National Games silver medalist.

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James Wong Jim
(Lyricist, Actor)
James Wong Jim
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Birthdate: March 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 24, 2004
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Elizabeth Chong
(Celebrity Chef, Television Host)
Elizabeth Chong
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Sonia Chan
(Secretary for Administration and Justice of Macau (2014- 2019))
Sonia Chan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Wang Zhengming
(Chinese Badminton Player)
Wang Zhengming
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Frederick Pei Li
(Physician)
Frederick Pei Li
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 12, 2015
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Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales
(Former Businessperson, Founded Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China)
Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 6, 2020
 30 
George Kitching
(Canadian Army Officer)
George Kitching
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 15, 1999
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Chung Laung Liu
(Computer scientist, University teacher)
Chung Laung Liu
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 7, 2020
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Zhang Jiewen
(Chinese Former Badminton Player)
Zhang Jiewen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)