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Liu Xiang's dramatic Olympic failure and the mixed feelings of the Chinese public 08-08-2012
liu_xiang_fall_497China's most popular athlete, Liu Xiang, is acclaiming the unflattering title of 'Liu Shuaishaui' ('falling Liu'), after a dramatic tumble on the 110m hurdles race at the London Olympics. While the popularity of Liu was never in question, some popular reactions in China express little support and question the problematic morality behind his failure.
Li Na - From an athlete in the shadows to a new national hero 05-06-2011
Li Na (李娜) reached success through the backdoor, but within hours she had become the number one source of national pride. How will the 2011 French Open victory (and the first Grand-slam title won by an Asian), change the career, the public relations and the character of China's new tennis hero?
周杰伦 Jay Chou – Different appeal in East and West 01-06-2011
A singing model or a skillful songwriter? A honorable spokesman of Chinese companies or a proud Taiwanese? Different forces are linked to the Zhou Jielun (Jay Chou) enterprise, but it seems that they all push his popularity forward.
East-West Beauty standards regarding Chinese actresses: Between Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing 21-03-2011
Beauty standards are hard to define, even within a certain society, and any survey in this matter is not comprehensive enough. Yet it is clear that beauty standards for Chinese women in the west and in China are often unparallel. Do Chinese prefer traditional looking or more European looking Chinese stars and how are Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Fan Bingbing involved in this discussion?
Justified Remake? Liu Dehua and Gong Li meet at last in 'Wo Zhi Nuren Xin' - 'What Women Want' 07-02-2011

Liu Dehua (Andy Lau) and Gong Li are the stars of Wo Zhi Nuren Xin, remake of US movie What Women Want, promoting the new trend of remaking Hollywood films in mainland China. How is the movie adpated to Chinese audience and how do the two mega-stars perform in their historical collaboration?

Why do So Many Chinese Dislike Zhang Ziyi 22-07-2010
A beautiful actress, a huge success story and a familiar face worldwide, but for some reason Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) seem to get on the wrong side of many Chinese's nerves. How come?
Gong Li in 'Raise the Red Lantern' and 'Shanghai Triad' – The Tragedy of a Victim who Reinforces the System 21-05-2010
In ‘Raise the Red Lantern' (Dà Hóng Dēnglóng Gāogāo Guà-大红灯笼高高挂) and ‘Shanghai Triad' (yáo a yáo, yáo dào wàipó qiáo -摇啊摇,摇到外婆桥) Zhang Yimou portrays cruel authority systems in which the most innocent and conscientious woman, played by Gong Li, becomes the executer of new victims, in the tragic climax of the plot.
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