Four childhood friends connected by a shared tragedy grow up in the same village but lose touch as they grow older. Miao Miao (Yang Ke Han), who is now a newspaper reporter, sets out to find her long-lost friends, whom she only knows by the nicknames Qing Ting, Xi Shuai and Xiao Cao. Her quest brings her in contact with Liu Dong Han (Pan Bo Xi) and Lin Zi Yan (Dou Hua Mei) ? members of a special investigation team assigned to protect Miao Miao’s best friend, Luo Yong Mei (Angela Lee) ? and Shen Zi Hong (Zhang Ting Hu), a retired special forces officer. As these four friends reconnect, they discover that the tragedy that altered the course of their lives decades earlier was no accident at all and stumble upon the murders, cover-up and corruption that spans five decades. “The New World” is a 2015 Taiwanese drama series directed by Huang Zhi Xiang.