What’s trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Thursday

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/1/16 17:38:40

What's trending on Thursday:  

Chinese idol boy band R1SE to hold concert tour, Mulan actress Crystal Liu shows off her horse-riding skills, Wang Yibo sings the theme song for the film Lost in Russia


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Poster of R1SE Photo: Sina Weibo

Chinese netizens showed their excitement on social media after Chinese boy band R1SE announced on Sina Weibo on Wednesday that the band will hold a concert tour of China and that the first stop would be in Shanghai on February 8.  

According to the announcement, tickets will go on sale on Saturday, while official fanclub members can buy their tickets earlier from Wednesday to Friday.  

A poster also released that day depicts the 11 members of R1SE in a round circle on a black-colored background, each member representing one of the directions on an ancient Roman compass.

R1SE was formed on Tencent Video's reality show Produce Camp 2019. They made their debut on June 9, 2019, with their single "R1SE." 

"I am so excited to see my idols' perform during the upcoming concert," said one Chinese fan on Sina Weibo.


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Poster of Mulan Photo: Maoyan

A clip from the upcoming Disney film Mulan showing Chinese-American actress Crystal Liu spinning around on a running horse has gone viral on Chinese social media. 

In the video, Liu can be seen wearing a set of handsome armor and riding a speeding horse on a battlefield. She suddenly leaps up and spins around in the air while fighting off enemy soldiers. 

"Crystal Liu is so dedicated! She does everything by herself, even the difficult and challenging spin movement. I can't wait to see this film," one Chinese netizen wrote on Sina Weibo. 

Mulan is set to come out on March 27.  


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Wang Yibo Photo: Sina Weibo

The theme song for Chinese film Lost in Russia "To Mummy," sung by Chinese singer Wang Yibo, was released on Thursday.

The song's lyrics take the form of a long letter that a son has written in which he expresses his desire to pursue his own dreams and the helplessness he feels for being unable to accompany his mother at home. 

Many Chinese netizens commented that Wang's soft voice was the perfect fit for the song. 

"The song is so touching, and Wang's voice sounds so mellow. I even cried when listened to the song since it reminds me of my mom," one Chinese netizen posted on Sina Weibo.

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