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Chinese Netizens Infatuated With Sohu’s ‘My Little Princess’ Hit TV Drama

China’s latest hit drama My Little Princess (亲爱的公主病) has been trending on Chinese social media recently, with many netizens infatuated with the show and its main actors.

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China’s latest hit drama My Little Princess (亲爱的公主病) has been trending on Chinese social media recently, with many netizens infatuated with the show and its main actors. The show is produced and broadcasted by Chinese streaming platform Sohu.

‘My Little Princess’ (亲爱的公主病) is China’s latest hit drama. Broadcasted by web portal Sohu (搜狐), the show has become a top trending topic on Sina Weibo recently under the hashtag of ‘My Dearest, Princess Syndrome’ #亲爱的公主病# – the literal translation of the show’s name.

My Little Princess is a romantic comedy drama, produced by Qi Wei (戚薇), directed by Taiwanese director Yu Zhongzhong (于中中), and starring Thai singer and actor Mike D. Angelo (@泰星Mike), mainland model and actress Zhang Yuxi (@张予曦), Taiwanese actor Chen Bairong (@陈柏融) and Taiwanese actress Du Yan (@杜姸).

The drama revolves around the trials and tribulations of the story’s four main characters – three rich kids and one girl from an impoverished family. Firstly, there is the extremely rich and spoilt ‘princess’ Lin Xincheng (Zhang Yuxi) who is supposed to marry the equally rich and glamorous Zheng Chuyao (Chen Bairong). But at the first occasion where the two ‘destined’ lovers meet, Lin Xincheng mistakes the handsome piano player (Jiang Nianyu/Mike D. Angelo) for her future fiancee. When she meets the real Zheng Chuyao, she soon finds out he does not like her but instead has fallen for the sweet and innocent servant Yu Yangyang (Du Yan).

mlp4The little spoilt princess Xincheng (actress Zhang Yuxi) meets handsome piano player Nianyu (Thai star Mike D. Angelo)

mlp6The cutest girl of the bunch Yu Yangyang, played by actress Du Yan.

Besides their romantic relations, the four characters are also connected through their school – the Four Leaf College, a top-notch private art academy where all the snazzy rich kids go. In between all the fu’erdai [2nd generation rich kids] students, there is the young and poor Yu Yangyang, who comes from a family of soup sellers and was allowed to go to Four Leaf College as a special exemption.

Part of the show’s success is based on the appearances of its main cast. Weibo netizens especially praise leading actress Zhang Yuxi for her beauty and Mike D. Angelo for his ‘attractiveness index’.

mlp5Glamorous and pretty, actress Zhang Yuxi.

“This show is just too good,” one Weibo netizen comments: “The main girl likes one guy, that guy loves another girl, that girl loves the main guy, the main guy loves the main girl.”

In between all these complicated relationships, the show also caters to so-called ‘rotten girls’ (腐女, fujoshi – female fans of manga, novels and storylines that feature romantic relationships between men) as it contains some (very) slight homoerotic scenes. Earlier this year, Chinese censors banned the depiction of (explicit) homosexual relations in television series, which is why the shows ‘Addicted‘ was pulled off the air.

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This is not the first show produced by Chinese streaming platform Sohu. Earlier this year, it also produced hit series Gogh The Starry Night (评价女王).

The first (subtitled) episode of My Little Princess can be viewed online at viki.com.

-By Manya Koetse

©2016 Whatsonweibo. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce our content without permission – you can contact us at info@whatsonweibo.com.

Manya Koetse is the editor-in-chief of www.whatsonweibo.com. She is a writer and consultant (Sinologist, MPhil) on social trends in China, with a focus on social media and digital developments, Sino-Japanese relations and gender issues. Contact at manya@whatsonweibo.com, or follow on Twitter.

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  1. Sookie

    October 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    YESS!
    I love this drama *___*

  2. Hanni

    January 8, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Can I know the café name. And any suggestion about the teddy bear from the movie,I really love that and I want to know where can I buy ❤️

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China Comic & Games

China’s Latest Online Viral Game Makes You Clap for Xi Jinping

Smart propaganda – now clapping for Xi Jinping has become a competition.

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In a new online game that has come out during the 19th National Congress in Beijing, Chinese netizens can compete in applauding for Xi Jinping. The game has become an online hit.

The major 19th CPC National Congress started on Wednesday in Beijing with a speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that took nearly 3,5 hours.

The speech, that focused on China’s future and its rise in the world today, was repeatedly paused for the appropriate applause from the party members in the audience.

With the introduction of a new game by Tencent, people can now also clap along to Xi Jinping’s speech from their own living room. The game became an online hit on October 18. It was already played over 400 million times by 9 pm Beijing time.

The mobile game can be opened through a link that takes you to a short segment of the lengthy speech by Xi Jinping. In the short segment, President Xi mentions that it is the mission of the Communist Party of China to strive for the happiness and the rise of the Chinese people.

The app then allows you “clap” for Xi by tapping the screen of your phone as many times as you can within a time frame of 18 seconds. After completing, you can invite your friends to play along and compete with them.

The game has become especially popular on WeChat, where some users boast that they have scored a ‘clap rate’ of 1695.

If you’re up to it, you can try to clap as much as you can for Xi Jinping here (mobile only).
(Update Friday, October 20: the game link now redirects to the Tencent News site themed around the 19th Party Congress through desktop. On mobile, the game still works, and has been played over 1,2 billion times.)

With a score of 1818 you’re better than 99% of all players.

By Manya Koetse and Diandian Guo

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Weibo Servers Down After Lu Han Announces New Relationship

A Chinese celebrity’s relationship announcement led to a rare breakdown of Weibo’s servers on Sunday.

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A Chinese celebrity’s relationship announcement led to a rare breakdown of Weibo’s servers on Sunday. So many fans commented on Lu Han’s new love affair that the social media platform was inaccessible for two hours.

“Hi everyone, I want to introduce my girlfriend @GuanXiaoTong to you.” It was this one-sentence message that set Weibo on fire on Sunday, October 8.

The message was posted by Chinese singer and actor Lu Han (鹿晗 1990), who is one of the most popular celebrities on Weibo. Lu currently has 41.2 million followers on his official Weibo account (@M鹿M).

The singer previously had 43 million fans on Weibo, but lost many followers after his relationship announcement. Many fans did not like the idea that their favorite star is no longer single. Lu was formerly a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and its sub-group EXO-M.

So many people responded to the news of Lu Han’s new girlfriend that some servers of Sina Weibo experienced a rare breakdown. Chinese media report that, according to a statement released by a Weibo Data Assistant, the two-hour network crash was the result of a data surge caused by fans commenting, sharing and liking Lu Han’s update.

By Monday, the public announcement had received 2,4 million comments and nearly 5 million likes.

Guan Xiaotong (关晓彤) is Lu Han’s new girlfriend – and everybody knows it.

Guan Xiaotong is a Chinese actress with more than 20 million fans on her Weibo page.

It is not the first time that a public announcement by a Chinese celebrity causes so much consternation on Weibo. In 2016, Chinese actor Wang Baoqiang announced that he would divorce his wife Ma Rong after she had a secret affair with his own agent. That post became one of the top-trending topics of the year.

A day after Lu Han’s revelation, searches for his name on the Weibo platform were limited and only showed a “we can not display any results for this search” announcement.

By Manya Koetse

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