June 29th, 2012


Fans delay Wang Leehom's Olympic torch relay in Manchester

Taipei, June 24 (CNA)

Singer and song-writer Wang Leehom was warmly surrounded by fans in Manchester Saturday local time where his one-minute Olympic torch relay schedule was snarled, taking him 10 minutes to complete, his agent said Sunday. On the 440-meter run, along with four other ethnic Chinese torch relayers, many fans stopped him and asked for his autographs. When he finally reached his bus, the fans simply blocked it from moving, delaying the London Olympic torch relaying event by more than one hour, according to the agent in Taipei. The bus finally got on the road after police cleared the way. When he got the torch, he jumped up and spread himself all out in a gesture of "bringing torch light to the full." He said he was very pleased to be able to participate in this meaningful activity.

Tommy Chen, an ultramarathon runner who in 2010 ran in both North Pole and Antarctic marathons, was another Taiwanese celebrity joining the event in Manchester, United Kingdom, Sunday morning local time. Chen's 300-meter run was completed in less than 6 minutes, an unforgettable experience which he said he would like to share with Taiwanese young people and to encourage them to bravely pursue their dreams. "As long as we persist, we will eventually make our dreams come true," he told the CNA. Chen was scheduled to leave for Spain on June 29 for a competition.

(By Hsu Ya-chu, Jennifer Huang and S.C. Chang) Enditem/bear

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Liu Xin Releases Debut EP (Under eeMedia)

2011 Super Girl Liu Xin released her debut EP/Single under eeMedia earlier this week. The singer-composer is the 7th(?) eeMedia artist to release an EP/Album in the fist half of 2012, and the first of the 2011 Super Girls to release an official EP. The former JYP artist is also venturing into film, starring both in a microfilm and in an upcoming series opposite singer-actor Fu Xinbo. Listen to the single “Two Rainbows” from her EP “I Am You’re Girlfriend”

some of Liu Xin's original composition during Super Girl blow the cut
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New TOP TUNES for June 19 to 26

Blank Xu (许飞), China’s 2006 Super Girl contestant, continued to top the music chart in China in the week from June 19 to 26.

During the same week, the chart in Taiwan and Hong Kong was dominated by Khalil Fong (方大同), a self-taught musician on the guitar and piano. He released his first album in 2005.

Scroll down to enjoy Khalil’s music video of BB88.

Here are the top five songs in China:

1. Fish Looking for Water (寻水的鱼) by Blank Xu

2. In My Singing (我的歌声里) by Qu Qanting (曲婉婷)

3. Men Also Have Tears (男人也有眼泪) by Leo Li (李炳辰)

4. Hard to Come By (好难得) by Ding Dang (丁当)

5. Departure from Love (爱别离) by Sara Liu (刘惜君)

During the same week, the top five songs in Taiwan and Hong Kong are:

1. BB88 by Khalil Fong

2. Soundless Love Song (無聲情歌) by Winnie Hsin (辛曉琪) and Chyi Chin (齊秦)

3. Lure (誘) by Yoga Lin (林宥嘉)

4. Hand Print (手印) by Landy Wen (溫嵐)

5. Everyone Loves (人人爱) by Eason Chan (陈奕迅)

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