It’s not exactly American Idol — thankfully — but “tens of thousands of teenagers, along with their parents, who have come to Beijing to take a series of auditions for enrolment into performing arts programmes at leading arts colleges in the country.”
Remember the name Wang Meng — because you are about to hear it over and over and over again.
Finally, state news mouthpiece Xinhua offers us this story: “Actress Xiao Qiang (Englsih name: Stephanie), reputedly the most beautiful woman in Taiwan, has been entangled in numrous affairs with wealthy bussinessmen since she first made her way into the circles of entertainment in Taiwan. Now rumors again circulate on the Internet, saying that Xiao was once contracted by a Taiwan businessman to be his mistress. Xiao’s agent denies the rumor. He is quoted as saying that beautiful women do not have to be rish men’s mistresses.” Then, naturally, they provide nine sexy photos of Miss Xiao … for research purposes only, of course.