The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by...
May 6, 2014
Prominent and heavily-monitored rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was detained yesterday, along with...
Sep 30, 2012
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,...
Jun 14, 2012
As of June 13, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for...
Jun 10, 2012
As of June 9, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user”...
May 31, 2012
As of May 30, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user”...
May 30, 2012
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...
Jan 25, 2010
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...
Feb 17, 2008
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...
Jan 30, 2008
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,...
Dec 10, 2007
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” […]
May 27, 2007
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 […]
Oct 2, 2006
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, […]
Jun 5, 2006
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, […]
May 20, 2006
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 […]
May 18, 2006
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 […]
May 6, 2006
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 […]
Apr 26, 2006
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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