Malaysian Azora Chin beat 90 star-wannabes in Chinese reality show Idol Producer to become one of the nine members of pop band Nine Percent.

Five rising Malaysian and Singaporean stars who are making waves in Chinese show business

  • From Singaporean heartthrob Lawrence Wong, a star of Story of Yanxi Palace, to Malaysian singer Azora Chin, overseas-Chinese entertainers have shone
  • Two Malaysian debating stars have won a legion of fans in China, and a former Mister Singapore’s muscles and sporting skills earned him a film role
Topic |   Asian cinema

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Malaysian Azora Chin beat 90 star-wannabes in Chinese reality show Idol Producer to become one of the nine members of pop band Nine Percent.
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Top Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (seen here at the Cannes film festival in 2018) was put under “residential surveillance” for tax evasion last year. As she slips from the limelight, we look at five actresses who could potentially take her crown. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP

Five actresses who could become the next Fan Bingbing: up-and-coming Chinese talents

  • After Fan Bingbing’s hasty exit from the spotlight, her position as spokeswoman for many Chinese products is up for grabs
  • From Dilraba Dilmurat to Zhao Liying, these actresses are making waves in their home market and could take her spot
Topic |   Fan Bingbing

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Top Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (seen here at the Cannes film festival in 2018) was put under “residential surveillance” for tax evasion last year. As she slips from the limelight, we look at five actresses who could potentially take her crown. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP
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