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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 02 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 02 December, 2012, 1:37am

Johnnie To Kei-fung

The veteran filmmaker was one of a clutch of Hong Kong winners at the Golden Horse awards, picking up best director at the event dubbed as "the Oscars of the Chinese film world". The star of To's film Life Without Principle, Sean Lau Ching-wan, won best actor. So many awards went to Hong Kong and mainland films that some Taiwanese lawmakers called for the event to be scrapped.

 

Zheng Yuanjie

The mainland children's author hit the top of a list of China's richest writers, bringing in 26 million yuan (HK$32.7 million) in royalties last year. Zheng, considered China's answer to the Danish master Hans Christian Andersen, has created a series of much-loved characters over the years.

 

Kim Jong-un

The North Korean leader might be presiding over a country that struggles to feed its people and facing constant pressure from abroad over the country's abysmal human rights record and nuclear programme, but at least he was voted the sexiest man alive - albeit by US satirical website The Onion. Unfortunately, editors at China's state mouthpiece People's Daily missed the joke and ran the story straight on its website - complete with 55 photos of Kim at his sexiest.

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