Chinese Social Media of this week with Yao


Hi,Yao here. Bringing you some news on Chinese Twitter on freezing Wednesday. 


1 . Liu Yifei becomes the first Chinese princess in Disney Motion Picture 

Exciting news, we're going to have our first Chinese Hollywood Princess. 


The live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated movie will tell the tale of the famed Chinese heroine Hua Mulan. Casting directors travelled across five continents for the role, which requires mastery of martial arts, fluency in English and unique on-screen presence. Thousands took part in an online campaign calling for an Asian actress to be cast as Mulan. Disney announced Ms. Liu Yifei as the lead role of the film. The story is about Hua Mulan disguises herself as a man in order to sign up for the army, replacing her sick father.


The new Mulan film will be directed by Niki Caro and is scheduled for a release in 2019. 


2. Summer Palace ‘golden piercing’ 

Every year during the winter solstice, the setting sun shining through the Summer Palace seventeen hole bridge, lights up all seventeen openings, showing a magnificent landscape, known as the "golden piercing". 

At this time of year, there are always a lot of people watching and filming. Hundreds of people can be found waiting for the best viewing location, Nanhu island. 


3. ‘Cats’ are coming to China

They are musical cats! From April next year, the original musical Cat, which has been away from Chinese audiences for nearly 10 years, will be touring in 13 cities of China. It will play 21 times in Beijing Century Theatre from September 21st to October 7th. This will be the West London's original performances held in China the largest tour team.

The set and props are all original in London. Even the garbage dump and slope props on the stage will be transported from London. The version of this tour will also present the latest composition of Webber himself.

Tickets are on sale now. 


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