First, please note that the following is a little dated (but within the month of May 2008). It was first reported on May 5, 2008. But since this is a new blog and there may be new readers who have not browsed through the archives of posts by JC or seen the earlier post at his blog at Crystal-LiuYiFei.com, here it is again, this time by vivibear c/o Firdon c/o tracylsy, excerpt follows:
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"Yifei's road to fame
She is 21 and already one of the most recognizable faces on the screen. Liu Yifei was propelled to fame portraying classic beauties in martial arts TV dramas. She recently appeared in the "Forbidden Kingdom" with superstars Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Many predicted she will be the next international star from China.
She is young, beautiful and adorable, Liu Yifei has been receiving lavish praise from her fans. In addition to her slim figure and perfect face, Liu has an innocent looking manner. Ever since her first appearance on the screen, Liu's breathtaking beauty has been constantly lauded.
Liu Yifei's performance in the "Forbidden Kingdom" caught the attention of the William Morris Agency based in the U.S. She became the second Chinese actress to join in the company following Zhang Ziyi.
Liu's portrayal of Golden Sparrow won praise from Jackie Chan. The Hollywood blockbuster paved the way for Liu to break into the international circle.
In 2002, Liu was accepted into the Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy at the age of 15. She was the youngest student in her class. But she was also the most famous due to a popular TV series "The Story of a Noble Family". Liu played a spoilt girl born with a silver spoon, in 1930's China. It was her first role on television. Despite her unevolved acting, many audiences found Liu's charm irresistible.
Shortly after, she was chosen to portray "Wang Yuyan" in "Heaven Dragon -the Eighth Episode". The drama, adapted from a Louis Cha martial arts novel is set during the Song Dynasty. Her fame was further enhanced as she starred as the lead in the drama " The Return of the Condor Heroes". After intense speculation on who would get the role of "Xiaolongnv", the part was offered to her. Even the author himself backed Liu Yifei.
Liu once said actress Audrey Hepburn was her favourite actress and role model. Liu looks to become a woman as graceful and benevolent as she -- one day in the future."
Moving along, I found something way more recent and posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008, 1:45 PM PT in Variety USA. Excerpt follows:
"Chan in China quake relief effortRead the full article at www.variety.com.
Film star, duo team for Live Aid-style record
By HAN SUNHEE
To raise money for the Chinese hit by the recent earthquake, Hong Kong star Jackie Chan has teamed with Korean singer-producer Park Jin-young (aka JYP) and "Tae Guk Gi" helmer Kang Je-kyu to make a Live Aid-style record.
The song, "Asia Is one, We Love Asia," celebrates the unity of the region in the face of the devastating quake that hit the Sichuan province on May 12.
Chan has already finished recording a song for the project in Beijing with Chinese stars including Yifei Liu ("Forbidden Kingdom") and Bingbing Fan ("Battle of Wits")."
And finally, I found more on Yifei's efforts to "built schools, to accompany orphans," excerpt follows using the Google BETA Translation:
"Liu Yifei to built schools, to accompany orphans
[Liu Yifei] donated one million yuan, the China Children's Fund and is
Orphans will be set up emergency relief fund, which is a long-term cooperation, at every stage to the reconstruction of disaster areas orphans schools.
[APPARENTLY, THE FOLLOWING IS IN YIFEI'S OWN WORDS]
I have a web site as a spokesman for the Joint CKU CSV and two dogs groups, 15 individuals composed of nine German shepherd rescue team, has been in Dujiangyan, the North River led to the seizure of eight victims, including a complete salvation.The capital cost of this team for me to completely responsible for my very own dog, using trained dogs to save people, I think that efficiency will be high.
On the level of contributions, I do not have too much to consider, the community all the people trying, I and my mother would cry every day watching television, they can only hope that more people were rescued, the faster the end of this disaster. I have not made too many contributions, I read the news there is a beggar, are every patch, but he has donated twice. A total of 105 yuan, are coins, they are the most admired people moved and the people.
Post-disaster reconstruction, I still focus on building more schools, before that 1 million donation is the cost of building schools. I not only hope to be able to look at the way the building of schools and that schools not completed in time go Peipei helpless children, they are too concerned about the needs of everyone."
Please note the above is a Google BETA Translation. Hence, please excuse the bugs.
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