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‘Angelababy’ Undergoes Medical Examination To Prove She Did Not Have Plastic Surgery

Popular actress and model ‘Angelababy’ underwent medical examination to prove that she has not had plastic surgery, leading to heated discussions on Chinese social media.

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Popular actress and model ‘Angelababy’ underwent medical examination to prove that she has not had plastic surgery, leading to heated discussions on Chinese social media.

Chinese popular actress and model Yang Ying, who is better known as ‘Angelababy’, has been publicly pressured by a plastic surgeon to undergo medical tests to prove that her beauty is natural and not from plastic surgery.

On October 15, Angelababy had numerous tests at the Chinese Academy of Medical Science, including X-rays. The surgeon examined her forehead, eyes, nose, as well as the inside of her mouth. The examination happened in front of her lawyer, two notaries and some reporters and photographers, leading the pictures to appear on Weibo.

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The pictures evoked heated debate amongst Weibo netizens. A similar issue became a much discussed topic when Chinese actress Fan Bingbing proved she did not have cosmetic surgery on her face.

The story behind Angelababy’s strange facial examination dates back to 2012, when Beijing beauty clinic Ruili accused her of cosmetically altering her face, saying that her plastic surgery failed and her chin was extremely unnatural.

Angelababy denied the accusation, and sued the clinic for RMB 500,000 (78,600 US$). Because the case has gone back and forth, a Beijing judge suggested to have her face examined by a medical professional to verify her case.

The surgeon reported that no cosmetic surgery had been performed on her face. There were no cut marks on her eyelids, nor around her eyes or mouth. None of her facial bones had any signs of incisions.

The announcement set off an instant firestorm of debate on social media, where the topic #angelababy undergoes a facial assessment# (#angelababy做面部鉴定#) rocketed up to the most discussed topic on Weibo, with Angelababy’s supporters and detractors going into fierce discussions.

One of her supporters, Weibo user Biling, said that the critics were just jealous of Angelababy’s beauty, and will always criticise her no matter what she does: “She did not have any cosmetic surgery. Appearance is bound to change from teenager to an adult. Everyone will look different.”

One criticizer, Miss Xiao Xiao, insists that Angelababy has undergone plastic surgery, and that she bribed the surgeons to say otherwise.

Even Angelababy’s husband, famous Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming, commented on social media, saying that his newlywed wife actually looks quite ugly without make up, and that he fully believed her beauty is natural.

– by Jennifer Tang

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About the author: Jennifer is a freelance writer, translator and teacher from Hong Kong.

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    FraudDector

    January 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I also don’t believe Angela Baby didn’t have surgery.I studied her vids with her in it before and after plastic surgery. This vid is before plastics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnZ-yUF_6Og&t=21s

    Look at her nose hole and the shape of her nose.Her nose is flatter on the base and the bridge. The shape of the eye are different then. She has no braces on and her face is not fat either. She doesn’t have an oval face as she does today. Today she has a smaller face and more of a chin. She had a botched chin/jaw surgery and chin implant and she quickly got it done.
    Her eyes are wider and longer as most asian women especially in south korea have from Plastic surgery.
    No on can mature to a complete different face. Those professional model photos which some idiots thought was her high school photos That is her model photos That is baby Her face is completely different between 17 and 18. She continue to get plastic and that is why her face keep changing and the plastic surgery also aged her. Look at her nose holes, see in the vid I provided for you it is round and her nose tip isn’t that of what you see today. Proof is overwhelming that she is plastic surgeons’ creation and yet she thinks the world is stupid to believe braces and maturity gave her a new face. she was age 17 in a profesional photo and you don’t change anymore at that stage My nose did not grow anymore after I was 12. I have a tall nose bridge but not a narrow tip like my 3 other siblings. I am chinese Angela can continue to deny but people know it is just bullshit………………. At first I thought maybe no true, but then I started to see it is ll plastic alternatiions…………….. She is 1/4 German. So what?? that is weak being only a quarter and her before photo show the world that her face was more asian than after plastic surgery. No one is born with all that refined features as we can see she done plastic surgery to get her current face .If she continue to do it more, then she will age even more.

    That doctor she hired and pay to do her examination??????? who paid for that if it isn’t her paying for it?? Famous Taiwanese plastic surgeon on oct 20 , 5 days after angela baby’s plastic surgeon tesified she didn’t have any plastics said her ala or alar wing had been tamed which mean she had platic surgery to make her nose more refined (narrow it). What a big fake she is. She cannot sing or act. She can use her fake face to do modeling.
    A lot of women in asia now have same kind of eyes, nose, and chin as miss angela baby yang.

    1. Nose bridge height changed.
    2 Nose alar wing refinement
    3 lips surgery
    4. eyelid surgery of more than one kind
    5 Chin
    There are speculation she had breast implant since she is so addicted to plastic surgery.
    but I think it can be possible that she is wearing fake silicon boob pads inside her push up bra to create that cleavage when u see her wearing long cut tops/dresses.

    I had brace before and it just fix my crooked teeth, it didn’t elongated my chin and give me a “V” shape chin… My brother and sister also had braces, it didn’t alter their looks in any way.
    Most people don’t believe that doctor saying Baby didn’t have surgery.
    Just keep looking at her different facial transformation…………………………..
    How she explain about that obvious fake chin (botched job) and she quickly got it fixed

    I hate to say it but I don’t find her being the best looking even after plastic surgery.
    Nowadays asia is filled with women having that type of wide set eyes, fake noses, fake chins, and face facial shape (due to facial bone surgery and implants). The upper eyelids got lifted to give her that wide eye look.

    Her face changed so many times…………… I have never met one person that matured to a completely different face.

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    Claire

    July 14, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I believe she didn’t have plastic surgery because Angelababy had braces which made a big change to her ,my friend had braces and she have a big change too ,the whole sculpture of her face changed and her lips were smaller.Angelababy also lost some weight while she was modelling so that might effected her.

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China’s New Hit Drama ‘Nothing But Thirty’ Thrives in the “She Era”

Chinese latest hit drama ‘Nothing but Thirty’ has 20 billion views on its Weibo hashtag page.

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China’s latest TV drama hit Nothing But Thirty is flooding Weibo discussions. With over 20 billion views on its hashtag page, the show is one of the most popular shows of the season and demonstrates that China’s ‘she era’ (ta shidai 她时代) dramas are all the rage. What’s on Weibo’s Yin Lin Tan explains.

“Have you heard of ‘independent at the age of thirty’ (sān shí ér lì 三十而立)?” Wang Manni asks, her hair pulled back neatly and white shirt cleanly pressed. “I hope that, before I’m thirty, I’ll be promoted to supervisor.”

Riding on the wave of female protagonist (‘heroine’ 大女主) shows that have been taking over China’s entertainment scene, Nothing But Thirty (三十而已) is a 43-episode drama by Dragon Television that follows the challenges of three different women who have reached the ever-important age of thirty.

In a society where women are often expected to be married by their late twenties, a show like this, which tackles women’s present-day struggles, both in their personal and professional lives, has resonated with many.

In fact, the show is so popular that at the time of writing, the show’s hashtag (“Nothing But Thirty”, #三十而已#) has over 20 billion (!) views on Weibo.

 

Depicting the struggles of China’s thirty-something women

 

Nothing But Thirty revolves around the lives of three female leads from different walks of life. Gu Jia (Tong Yao) is a capable businesswoman turned full-time housewife; Wang Manni (Jiang Shuying) is an independent, career-oriented sales assistant; and Zhong Xiaoqin (Mao Xiaotong) is your run-of-the-mill office lady.

For Gu Jia, the birth of her son was what truly transformed her into a full-fledged housewife. In many ways, she seems like a perfect wife and mother: well-educated, capable, and thoughtful. But, eventually, she too has to face life’s challenges.

Driven and hardworking, Wang Manni is confident in both her looks and abilities. Her immediate goal, at least at the start of the show, is to achieve professional success. Throughout the show, her resilience is put to the test, personally and professionally.

Zhong Xiaoqin is described by many netizens as the most “average” or “normal” character. She is kind-hearted -sometimes to the point of being a pushover -, and has spent years at the same company without rising the ranks. Though her story might seem mundane at first, this peace is disrupted when her marriage takes a turn for the worse.

 

A story that resonates with the masses

 

“The show attracted wide attention, and it strongly resonated with female audiences. Many thirty-something working women saw their own lives reflected in the show,” Xinhua recently wrote about the show.

Nothing but Thirty currently carries a 7.6 out of 10 rating on Douban, an online reviewing platform.

Though some reviewers criticized how the later episodes of the show were unnecessarily draggy, most praised it for its portrayal of strong female characters, good acting, and largely realistic depiction of women above the age of thirty.

“I saw myself, and also saw the friends beside me,” a reviewer notes.

In China, women are, more often than not, burdened with expectations of getting married and settling down by the time they are in their late twenties. If you’re single and thirty, that’s made even worse.

Those who fall into this category carry the derogatory label of “leftover women” (剩女), a term that reflects how single women above the age of thirty are seen as consolation prizes or even unwanted goods.

Thirty is thus an incredibly important number, especially for women — something that’s clearly reflected in the show’s concept trailer.

Aside from societal expectations of starting a family, some women now also take it upon themselves to build their careers. In fact, you can chase after professional success without burdening yourself with the idea that you must be married – a notion exemplified by the character of Wang Manni.

Nothing But Thirty also showcases the sheer diversity of experiences for women above thirty: you don’t have to be married, you don’t have to be super capable, and you don’t have to be thinking about having children. Each woman goes through her own unique struggles and isn’t necessarily endowed with the so-called “protagonist’s halo.”

Ultimately, the popularity of the show is driven by the three female leads and the actresses who bring these strong characters to life.

By telling a story that is relatable and touches on relevant social issues, namely on expectations of women in society, Nothing But Thirty was able to achieve widespread popularity and is adding another notch on the trend of China’s ta shidai (她时代) dramas. 

 

The rise of ta shidai shows

 

Ta shidai literally translates to “her era” or “the ‘she’ era.”

Ta shidai shows explore what it’s like to be a woman in China today. The female characters are diverse when it comes to both their backgrounds and character arcs; they might have different jobs, different levels of education, or different personalities. These shows mostly center around a strong female lead and/or a main cast that is primarily female.

More importantly, they often feature capable women and how these women overcame the odds to achieve success.

Recent shows like The Romance of Tiger and Rose (传闻中的陈芊芊) and Sisters Who Make Waves (乘风破浪的姐姐) also fall under this category, as do somewhat older hit shows such as Ode to Joy (欢乐颂) and Women in Beijing (北京女子图鉴).

The Romance of Tiger and Rose is set in a society in which women are in charge and men are subordinate, in a daring reversal of gender roles. Though the show has been criticized for using social issues to attract attention, it gained a decent following for tackling topics like gender inequality and women’s rights.

The Romance of Tiger and Rose (传闻中的陈芊芊)

A reality TV competition that swept the Chinese entertainment scene, Sisters Who Make Waves attempted to rebuke stereotypes of women over 30 as “leftover women.”

The show brought together female celebrities above the age of 30 (the oldest competitor was 52), and had them go through a series of challenges, culminating in a girl group formed by the final competitors.

Nothing But Thirty is just another example of a show that’s attempted to depict the realistic struggles of women in modern-day China.

More Chinese dramas that feature women — specifically, their struggles and the expectations that society places on them — are slated to be released in 2020.

Over the past few years, more attention has been focused on women’s rights in China. As feminism becomes an increasingly important topic of discussion in China, strongly facilitated by social media and not without controversy, companies are likely to hop on the bandwagon and continue producing shows that fall squarely in the ta shidai category, given the genre’s rising popularity.

Though we can’t expect every single show to perfectly, accurately, and realistically portray women’s struggles, the fact that more stories like these are being produced already helps bring such conversations into the mainstream. 

Hopefully, the trend of ta shidai shows is a sign that these issues won’t just be tackled on camera, but in real life as well. 

 
Read more about Chinese TV dramas here.
 

By Yin Lin Tan

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Two Hour Time Limit for KTV: China’s Latest Covid-19 Measures Draw Online Criticism

China’s latest COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures are drawing criticism from social media users.

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No more never-ending nights filled with singing and drinking at the karaoke bar for now, as new pandemic containment measures put a time limit as to how long people can stay inside entertainment locations and wangba (internet cafes).

On June 22nd, China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism (文旅部) issued an adjusted version to earlier published guidelines on Covid-19-related prevention and control measures for theaters, internet cafes, and other indoor entertainment venues.

Some of the added regulations have become big news on Chinese social media today.

According to the latest guidelines, it will not be allowed for Chinese consumers to stay at various entertainment locations and wangba for more than two hours.

Singing and dancing entertainment venues, such as KTV bars, can only operate at no greater than 50% maximum occupancy. This also means that private karaoke rooms will be much emptier, as they will also only be able to operate at 50% capacity.

On Weibo, the news drew wide attention today, with the hashtag “KTV, Internet Cafe Time Limit of Two Hours” (#KTV网吧消费时间不得超2小时#) receiving over 220 million views at the time of writing. One news post reporting on the latest measures published on the People’s Daily Weibo account received over 7000 comments and 108,000 likes.

One popular comment, receiving over 9000 likes, criticized the current anti-coronavirus measures for entertainment locations, suggesting that dining venues – that have reopened across the country – actually pose a much greater risk than karaoke rooms due to the groups of people gathering in one space without a mask and the “saliva [drops] flying around.”

The comment, that was posted by popular comic blogger Xuexi, further argues that cinemas – that have suffered greatly from nationwide closures – are much safer, as people could wear masks inside and the maximum amount of seats could be minimized by 50%. Karaoke rooms are even safer, Xuexi writes, as the private rooms are only shared by friends or colleagues – people who don’t wear face masks around each other anyway.

Many people agree with the criticism, arguing that the latest guidelines do not make sense at all and that two hours is not nearly enough for singing songs at the karaoke bar or for playing online games at the internet cafe. Some wonder why (regular) bars are not closed instead, or why there is no two-hour time limit for their work at the office.

Most comments are about China’s cinemas, with Weibo users wondering why a karaoke bar, where people open their mouths to sing and talk, would be allowed to open, while the cinemas, where people sit quietly and watch the screen, remain closed.

Others also suggest that a two-hour limit would actually increase the number of individuals visiting one place in one night, saying that this would only increase the risks of spreading the virus.

“Where’s the scientific evidence?”, some wonder: “What’s the difference between staying there for two hours or one day?”

“As a wangba owner, this really fills me with sorrow,” one commenter writes: “Nobody cares about the financial losses we suffered over the past six months. Our landlord can’t reduce our rent. During the epidemic we fully conformed to the disease prevention measures, we haven’t opened our doors at all, and now there’s this policy. We don’t know what to do anymore.”

Among the more serious worries and fears, there are also some who are concerned about more trivial things: “There’s just no way we can eat all our food at the KTV place within a two-hour time frame!”

By Manya Koetse

*” 餐饮其实才更严重,一群人聚在一起,而且不戴口罩,唾沫横飞的。开了空调一样也是密闭空间。电影院完全可以要求必须戴口罩,而且座位可以只出售一半。KTV其实更安全,都是同事朋友的,本身在一起都不戴口罩了,在包间也无所谓。最危险的餐饮反而都不在意了”

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