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Chinese netizens refuse to forgive lead actor of Thai drama '2gether: The Series' after he apologizes on social media

Two months after being involved in a controversy for "liking" an online photo that listed Hong Kong as a "country", Thai actor Vachirawit Chivaaree, who goes by the name Bright and starred in the popular Thai boy's love drama 2gether: The Series, issued an apology for the incident on Saturday. However, a majority of Chinese netizens have refused to accept the apology, questioning Bright's sincerity.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/21 17:53:40

Coronavirus creates opportunity for Chinese student in Canada to start local market delivery business

Chinese student Chen Jiaye, who is studying at the University of Toronto in Canada, never imagined he and his business partner Mohammed Rayed Wasif's idea about delivering groceries and supplies that they proposed for a campus entrepreneurship competition would eventually become a reality, which has attracted a lot of customers due to the outbreak of a pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 19:33:41

Vietnamese bloggers' theft of Chinese YouTuber's content sparks anger among netizens in China

Li Ziqi is an influential Chinese blogger whose food and rural life videos have gained a huge following on YouTube. While her rise in fame has its benefits, it also has a darker side as it has led to her videos being plagiarized or outright stolen by other bloggers on platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 20:03:36

Chinese netizens call for solidarity against anti-Asian discrimination

Chinese netizens echoed protestors from Japan and South Korea who support the Black Lives Matter movement and called for solidarity to support racial equality, including Asians who have suffered discrimination amid the coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 23:10:08

Chinese netizens pay tribute to late actor Godfrey Gao after the release of his last drama

Chinese netizens took to social media to pay tribute to the late Chinese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao after the last TV drama he filmed, We Are All Alone, was released on popular Chinese streaming platform iQiYi on Monday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 15:03:40

Chinese web celebrity gains a following with fairy tale worlds made of papier-mâché

A Chinese web celebrity has spent the last two years collecting more than 100-kilograms of waste cardboard and other materials to build a life-sized papier-mâché fairy tale world that some have praised as being prettier than those depicted in the films of famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 21:58:41

Online English teachers in the Philipines see boost in China due to COVID-19, but still no threat to popularity of native speakers of English

The popularity of English teachers from English-speaking countries on China's online English learning platforms will not be challenged by teachers from Asian countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, though the COVID-19 pandemic might temporarily create a good market for the latter, Chinese education experts said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 21:53:41

Chinese boy band R1SE celebrating one year anniversary

On Sunday at 11 pm, the 11 stars of Chinese boy band R1SE kicked off a livestream to celebrate their one year anniversary, attracting more than 1 million fans on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo to join in by sending them birthday greetings.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 17:05:57

Netizens in China call for more security after 'fan' sneaks onto stage to propose to Chinese actress Dilireba

Chinese netizens are calling for stronger security measures for celebrities at events after a man suddenly took to the stage to "propose" to Chinese actress Dilraba Dilmurat, better known as Dilireba, during a livestream on Hunan TV on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/8 14:53:40

'BlackoutTuesday' posts renew anger on Chinese social media against Asian discrimination in the US amid coronavirus pandemic

On Tuesday and Wednesday, celebrities around the world participated in "#BlackOutTuesday," an initiative aimed at raising awareness on the issue of racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a white US police officer in Minneapolis on May 25. On Chinese social media, the initiative gained the support of many netizens, as well as reignited anger in many over the discrimination Asians have faced in the US amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/3 20:53:42

TV series 'The Romance of Tiger and Rose' tackles gender inequality by flipping the script on Chinese period dramas

Chinese online costume drama The Romance of Tiger and Rose has gained a considerable following among Chinese netizens with its creative and romantic plotlines which have tackled some hot social topics such as gender equality, low birthrate and women's rights.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 17:53:41

Chinese singer Lu Han comes under fire after wearing clothing printed with Islam's Shahada

Chinese singer and former member of South Korean K-pop band EXO Lu Han has come under fire after he was seen wearing a vest decorated with the Shahada, the Islamic creed, while attending an event on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 11:38:40

Reveal of Chinese celebrity's wedding photos ignites heated debate on same-sex marriage in the Chinese mainland

On Monday, photos of the wedding of renowned Chinese choreographer and dancer Yang Liping's student Xiao Han, better known as Shui Yue, and her partner topped the trending list on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo, once again igniting heated discussion about the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 20:23:41

Finale of China's hit idol competition show 'Youth With You' season two takes social media by storm around the world

The final episode of China's hit variety show Youth With You Season 2 swept the trending lists on multiple social media platforms at home and abroad after it was broadcast live on Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/31 17:03:41

Hong Kong web celebrities rally support for security legislation

Hong Kong internet idols like Jacky Chung Kit Ko used slogans and short videos to rally support for the new Hong Kong national security legislation and promote it to local residents: "If you never commit treason, you do not need to be afraid of the legislation," said one slogan.
Source: | 2020/5/29 0:20:02

Japanese writer Haruki Murakami praised by Chinese netizens after hosting special COVID-19 radio program

Chinese netizens praised Japanese writer Haruki Murakami after he held a special episode of his radio program "Murakami Radio" to cheer up those who are struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 21:13:13

Supreme People's Procuratorate receives idol admiration among Chinese netizens

Chinese entertainer, 21-year-old Wang Junkai, a member of the boy band TFBOYS, was invited to visit and introduce via video the Supreme People's Procuratorate of China (SPP) to netizens at the ongoing two sessions on Sunday, which received idol treatment from netizens since it was first uploaded.
Source: | 2020/5/25 1:42:00

Chinese singer Lay Zhang's new single 'Jade' releases on China's 'I love you' Day

Chinese singer and dancer Zhang Yixing, better known as Lay Zhang, dropped his newest single "Jade" on Wednesday. The song, which teases his upcoming fourth album, became an immediate hit on social media both at home and abroad.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/20 12:23:40