Opinion / Raymond Zhou

Raymond Zhou

The author is a columnist and culture critic with China Daily

Twilight of the pretty boy stars

[2016-11-27 15:04]

It seems the "young fresh meat" phenomenon has reached a tipping point.

Call for the right moves

[2016-11-23 07:52]

Chinese dancers rock international events, urban spaces and the TV, but their ubiquity masks some problems, as Raymond Zhou learns from specialist Jiang Dong.

Dropping books (and good sense) on subway

[2016-11-22 07:35]

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when celebrities engage in it the result could be less than credible.

Corporate spat over movie goes public

[2016-11-21 07:50]

A corporate feud between two of China's biggest names in the film industry has bubbled to the surface as director Feng Xiaogang posted an open letter to Wang Jianlin, chairman of Wanda Group, on Friday.

Twilight of the pretty boys

[2016-11-21 07:45]

It seems the "young fresh meat" phenomenon has reached a tipping point.

A regal presence

[2016-11-14 07:28]

As the quintessential 'woman in cheongsam', television royalty Chen Shu wants to be known for her versatility.

A blogger flaunts his sex appeal and fails

[2016-11-11 07:43]

Wuyue Sanren has just managed to offend a large swath of China's fair sex - not by a single post as much as a casual phrase in the post. He says "old men" like him can easily "get" good-looking women of a much younger age.

Seeing the funny side of high drama

[2016-11-10 08:31]

While not many in China have seen Donald Trump's reality TV shows, the US president elect has always been viewed more or less as an entertainment figure in the Middle Kingdom.

Almost a one-man army

[2016-10-31 07:32]

A big star in his own right, Huang Lei uses his celebrity status to organize China's fastest-growing theater festival.

Close encounter of the Spielberg kind

[2016-10-21 07:12]

Steven Spielberg is often perceived as a symbol of Hollywood - both for those who love it and those who revile it.

Dylan's critics, they are a-cringing

[2016-10-21 07:12]

The news that Bob Dylan had won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature came as a surprise to many Chinese, who had showed sympathy for Japanese writer Haruki Murakami.

Socially relevant themes get a stage

[2016-10-19 07:20]

The Wuzhen Festival took the theater world by storm when it was launched in 2013 with its passion and professionalism. It's charting a new course under Meng Jinghui, its artistic director.

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