Trailer and stills for Lei Jiayin, Yi Yangqianxi’s upcoming period drama

I already love the trailer for The Longest Day in Chang’an, and despite director Cao Dun’s terrible track record in controlling the pacing of a show, I’m still hoping this will turn out to be a solid mystery drama. Lei Jiayin plays a former officer turned prisoner on death row who is hired by Yi Yangqianxi to find the culprit behind a terror plot within 24 hours. [Extended Synopsis]

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Zhou Dongyu, Yi Yangqianxi confirmed for Soul Mate director’s new film

Loosely based on Jiu Yuexi’s In His Youth, In Her Beauty, the new film from Derek Tsang (Soul Mate) is titled In His Youth 少年的你, and focuses on the issue of schoolyard bully and its consequences. Zhou Dongyu (Us and Them) plays model student Chen Nian, and Yi Yangqianxi (currently seen in variety show Phantacity 2018) costars as phys ed student Bei Ye, an outcast at school who becomes a good friend of the heroine.

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Luhan, Tao lead separate street dance reality shows

Yi Yangqianxi, Show Luo, Han Geng and Huang Zitao’s Street Dance of China 这就是街舞 will have a few weeks’ head start, as the first episode is scheduled to premiere on Youku tonight.

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Jackson Yi Yangqianxi, Huang Zitao, Hu Bingqing cast in upcoming Republican drama

Based on Han Lu’s manhua of the same name, Yan Shi Fan: New Youth 艳势番之新青年 is an upcoming Republican era drama starring Jackson Yi Yangqianxi (Song of Phoenix)Huang Zitao (Chinese Odyssey: Love You For Ten Thousand Years) and Hu Bingqing (Midnight Diner).

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National Treasures come alive in new CCTV program starring Tony Leung, Wang Kai and more

National Treasure 国家宝藏  will showcase 27 historical artifacts from 29 different museums across the country with the help of “protectors” (listed below), who will then present the story behind each piece in a short stage performance.

Actors / hosts featured: Zhang Guoli, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Wang Kai, Liu Tao, Li Chen, Duan Yihong, Wang Gang, He Jiong, Ma Su, Qin Hailu, Chen Xiao, Jackson Yi Yangqianxi, Liu Yijun, Guo Tao, Lei Jiayin, Guan Xiaotong, Sa Beining, Cai Guoqing, Ren Zhong, Ning Jing

Theme song: A Thousand Years in One Glance 一眼千年 – Na Ying

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Teens take over fashion magazines

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Teenagers take over the covers of fashion this year. Photographed by Chen Man, these youngsters have already shown that they’ve got both fame and the looks for the job.

On the cover we have actors Liu Haoran (19, Chinatown Detective), Chen Feiyu (17,Secret Fruit ), Ouyang Nana (17,Secret Fruit), Guan Xiaotong (19, The Left Ear), Yi Yangqianxi (16, TF Boys), and post-teens Xia Chun (24, Port of Call), Wang Jia (25), and Dilraba (25). Which group had the best photoshoot?

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Song of Phoenix releases trailer for Duanwu Festival

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Written by Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan, the title borrows from the poem by Qu Yuan as he longs for his home and Emperor while in exile. The title literally means “Longing for the Beauty.”

Song of Phoenix commemorates the death of its lead character, poet Qu Yuan (Ma Ke, Yiyang Qianxi) by releasing its first trailer today.  The food associated with the Duanwu festival, the glutinous rice dessert zongzi, is eaten in honor of Qu Yuan.   The series also stars Qiao Zhenyu, Zhang Xinyu, Liu Yun, Lan Xi, and Lee Hyunjae.

May you have a healthy and prosperous Duanwu Festival from us, too!