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Pianist Niuniu ambitious about composing pop music

20-year-old Chinese pianist Zhang Shengliang, best known by his stage name Niuniu, has confirmed he’s trying his hand at pop music.

“I listen to many different styles of music. I am also interested in composing pop music on the piano. I hope I can make a breakthrough with my next album.”

Niuniu, a child prodigy who made a name for himself on the international stage through classical music, is teaming up with Universal to release a new pop album in February.

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Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in Disney’s live-action adaptation

Chinese actress Liu Yifei is set to star as the titular female warrior in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese epic, Mulan.

Liu was cast after a yearlong search worldwide, beating nearly 1,000 hopefuls for the role, the Associated Press reported.

A team of casting directors travelled across five continents for the demanding role, which requires mastery of martial arts, ability to speak English and the ineffable charisma to partake the role of a Disney protagonist.

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Internet entrepreneur vows to increase village income as honorary headman

Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, will take a new role as an honorary village chief, thepaper.cn reported.

On November 28, he will be inaugurated as honorary head of Pingshitou Village in Fuping County, Hebei Province, one of the most impoverished areas in the region.

Liu posted photos of his new business card on his social media Weibo account on Friday, saying that his childhood dream has finally been realized.

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Chinese teen idol praised by Prof Hawking for ‘thoughts’ on future

Wang Junkai, also known as Karry Wang, the lead singer of China’s most popular boy band TFboys, has been commended by Professor Stephen Hawking for demonstrating “thoughts and curiosities regarding the future” after raising questions concerning earth civilization and receiving replies from the celebrated theoretical physicist.

“Dear Professor Hawking, I’m Karry Wang from China. It is my great honor to raise questions about the future to you,” the 18-year-old greeted Hawking in English at the beginning of recorded footage posted Friday on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter.

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Actress may face huge compensation claims for market violations

Chinese actress and investor Zhao Wei and her husband Huang Youlong may face a huge amount of compensation claims by investors for their market violations, reports the Beijing Youth Daily.

The couple has been banned from China’s securities markets for five years for attempting to acquire a listed company using a shell entity, as well as misleading the market and investors by making untrue announcements.
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Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in Shanghai for Beauty and Animal premiere

The heavens from the approaching “Beauty and also the Animal” live-action reboot made an appearance in Shanghai on Monday for that Chinese premiere from the film.

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, who take part in the leads within the film, have introduced the work they do towards the Wally Disney Theater in the Shanghai Disneyland with some of the co-stars. Continue reading “Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in Shanghai for Beauty and Animal premiere” »