Mike wrapped up a three-week holiday visit to the U.S., where he visited family and friends, ate famous KC barbecue, and snowboarded at top spots in Colorado and Wyoming.
Mike impersonated nosy relatives and other quirky characters for a Chinese New Year's promotional video for TenCent's popular personalized news and entertainment app Tiantian Kuaibao (Daily Bulletin).
Mike continued work on his Web comedy pilot, completing four videos and preparing pitches for Web platforms.
Mike played the part of a Web celebrity in "What a Day!" (《有完没完》), a comedy directed by long-time friend and artistic collaborator, Wang Xiaokun. The film follows the adventures of an unlucky guy born on April Fool's Day.
Mike decamped to Qingdao for five months to film the role of astronaut Tim Liu, in Guo Fan's new sci-fi picture "The Wandering Earth" (《流浪地球》), based on a short story by famed Chinese author Liu Cixin. Mike wore a 50-pound spacesuit, was hoisted around by wires and, along with the rest of the cast, switched to a night filming schedule for the duration of this challenging but fun shoot.
Mike played a bartender in 《纽约人在北京》, a Chinese biopic of Stephon Marbury, Beijing Ducks basketball star and former NBA All-American.
Mike used his rapping skills to highlight the nutrition and taste of Guliduo grain-fortified milk products produced by Yili, one of China's top milk brands.
Mike made a guest appearance on the TenCent talk show 《凹凸脑爆社》, proving he knows the origin of "Uncle Sam" and talking about some of his experiences growing up in China.
Mike played a film director in the sci-fi hit "Hanson and the Beast" (《二代妖精》) - a futuristic love story set in a world run by spirits from the underworld.