Zhang Ziyi

Bo Allegations Raise Dangerous Questions For CCP

After the Friday announcement that former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai had been expelled from the Communist Party and will face criminal prosecution, The New York Times reports that his youngest son, princeling Bo Guagua,...

Zhang Ziyi Denies Bo Rumours

Actress Zhang Ziyi has denied rumours, originating online and spreading to some mainstream media, that she had been barred from leaving China pending investigation by the authorities. Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, as well as...

Hung Huang: China’s Soft Power Army

On cnreviews, Charles Custer of ChinaGeeks translates a blog post by Hung Huang, in which she responds to an academic’s comments about China’s soft power that, “One Yao Ming, one Zhang Ziyi are more effective...

Viewers Criticise Lip-synching Ziyi in CCTV Gala

A bit late with this one, but with Chinese celebrity news focused so fully on the Hong Kong sex photo scandal the past couple weeks, we figure a little mainland star bashing might offer a welcome change of pace. From China...

Is Zhang Ziyi Pretty or Not

The following poem was written by Tianjin-based poet Li Wei, translated by CDT: Is Zhang Ziyi pretty or not? Some say she’s pretty. Some say she’s not. Liu Ping in my office says she’s not pretty. However,...

Video: The Portrait of Ziyi Zhang

Ziyi Zhang, the most well-known Chinese movie star, has become the global symbol of Chinese cinema. After being discovered by Chinese film director Zhang Yimou for a role in her first movie “The Road Home,” she became famous overnight. In 2000, she was luckily chosen by Ang Lee and starred in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” […]

Zhang Ziyi to Play Supporting Role in “Mei Lanfang” Film – Xinhua

From CRIEnglish via Xinhua: World famous Chinese actor Zhang Ziyi is expected to play a supporting role in a film about Peking Opera legend Mei Lanfang. Zhang Ziyi will play the role of Meng Xiaodong, a female friend and rumoured lover of Mei Lanfang. Whilst the films director Chen Kaige has met with the actress […]

In 6 years since ‘Crouching Tiger,’ Zhang Ziyi has flowered – Min Lee

From AP via Philadelphia Daily News: Zhang Ziyi burst onto the scene in 2000 with her spirited portrayal of a kung fu-kicking woman who has a passionate affair with a bandit and steals a precious sword in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” Through a wide range of roles and work with top Chinese and foreign directors, […]

Zhang Ziyi signs 3 contracts with Weinstein, to star in ‘Mulan’, ‘Seven Samurai’ – Mainichi

From Mainichi MSN News: Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi (Á´†Â≠êÊÄ°)has signed on for three movies to be produced by Harvey Weinstein, including a film about Chinese folk heroine Hua MulanÔºàËä±Êú®ÂÖ∞Ôºâ and a remake of Japanese classic “The Seven Samurai“, a news report said. Zhang’s roles in both movies will involve her playing women disguised as men, […]

Chinese filmmakers making the most of Cannes film fest – Shenzhen Daily

From Xinhua News Agency (link): Major Chinese filmmakers will be promoting their films big-time at the 59th Cannes International Film Festival, which runs through May 28. They’ll be helped in creating a buzz for China’s film industry with the presence of Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai heading the jury and mainland actress Zhang Ziyi as […]

Confucius no better than Zhang Ziyi? News & truth – People’s Daily

From The People’s Daily Online (link): Media should gain its trust by providing objective and true news. Otherwise it will lose trust from the public and cause unnecessary waste of social resources. This is an opinion published on the Chinese version of People’s Daily Online. The story behind was about the recent hot discussion on […]

‘Jasmine Women’ blooms – Xu Wei

From Shanghai Daily (link): It’s a long overdue work: Shanghai movie buffs have been waiting for three years to see “Jasmine Women(ËåâËéâËä±ÂºÄ),” the directorial debut from famous Chinese mainland cinematographer Hou Yong, at local cinemas. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Seventh Shanghai International Film Festival in 2004, the acclaimed film, which begins […]

Shooting on Location – Alexandra A. Seno

From MSNBC (link): When Beijing film producer James Wang Zhonglei ran into his old friend Zhang Ziyi at Cannes last May, he told the Chinese actress that he had a big “headache” because he didn’t have a leading lady for his new film, “The Banquet.” His first choice was Gong Li, Zhang’s costar from “Memoirs […]



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