The personalities making headlines in China
When singer-actress-writer Annie Yi was announced as one of the contestants in reality show Sisters Who Make Waves, in which 30 mid-career female celebrities try to win a place in a new pop group, her odds of winning looked good (see ...
Zhang Weili Mar 20, 2020 (WiC 487)
Snow queen Mar 5, 2020 (WiC 485)
Can Xue missed out on the Nobel Prize for Literature earlier this month (despite the award going to two winners this year) but local interest in her work has increased after speculation that she was in the running.
New Disney darling Jul 12, 2019 (WiC 459)
Disney’s animated film Mulan flopped in China 10 years ago as audiences complained the titular character Hua Mulan was too foreign-looking and the plot was too different from the original legend, which has a young woman disguising herself as a ...
Wang Cuncun Jun 14, 2019 (WiC 456)
“Red net” celebrities, or wanghongs, are China’s millennial superstars who find fortune and fame by livestreaming video content ranging from egg drinking to monotonous daily routines. The most famous earn up to Rmb40 million ($5.8 ...