Within entertainment circles, there have been quite a few people who have taken a laowai for a husband.27 Nov – Her delight at winning the Best Actress award at the 50th Golden Horse has led Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi to finally confess about her relationship with rock star Wang Feng." data-reactid="22"27 Nov – Her delight at winning the Best Actress award at the 50th Golden Horse has led Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi to finally confess about her relationship with rock star Wang Feng.Zhang Ziyi tends to be touchy, defensive and rather territorial, and if she perceives a threat to her family or home or personal safety, she can be quite aggressive.Sometimes Zhang feels out of sorts and hostile for no apparent reason, and this is usually due to unexpressed, unresolved anger from the past.Antiques or articles with sentimental value from Zhang's past are especially dear to her.
Few topics ignite passionate debate in China quite like that of interracial relationships.
Zhang Ziyi takes slights and rebuffs very personally and though she may forgive a transgression by a friend or loved one, she never forgets it.
She is likely to be a great collector of things - a real pack rat in fact - for her belongings give Zhang Ziyi a sense of security and continuity with the past, which is important to her.
The issue grabbed national headlines last year when, after revealing details of her failed relationship with Canadian Blaine Grunewald, actress Yuan Li said: “You can better appreciate Chinese men after marrying a foreigner.” Last July, Sina Shanghai followed up its coverage of the Yuan Li story by publishing a list of Chinese movie stars who said they “regretted” their failed relationship with foreign men, who are often called “laowai”.
Even though half a year has gone by, the popularity of this topic surged again when the same article reappeared on the Chinese Internet.