‘Bling Empire’ misrepresents Asians, say Chinese viewers
Bling Empire, a Netflix reality show featuring a mostly Asian-American cast, is trash-TV at its finest and is a trailblazer for the representation of Asians in US entertainment. But for viewers in China, the show is yet another example of misrepresenting Asian culture.  Many Chinese viewers find the show’s portrayal of Asian culture foreign and absurd at best, shallow and inappropriate at worst. Of the 2,875 people who reviewed the show on movie review site Douban, 46% rate it three out of five stars and 36% wrote a negative review.  Inspired by the success of the 2018 movie Crazy Rich Asian, Netflix reality TV show Bling Empire portrays the life of a small circle of affluent Asians in Los
LA’s Crazy Rich Asians come to new Netflix reality show
Crazy Rich Asians was a global sensation for its fictional portrayal of Singapore's one-percenters.  Now, a new show on Netflix wants to follow real-life Crazy Rich Asians. Named Bling Empire, the reality show is set to premiere on the streaming service on January 15. The series shows the shenanigans of wealthy Asian-American and Asian frenemies living the high life in Los Angeles. Expect over-the-top parties, fabulous clothes, glamorous escapades and major drama. Here's a look at four key players in the show. Christine Chiu         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Christine Alexandra Chiu (@christine_chiu88) Chiu is a high fashion afici
Meet China's answer to the Queen’s Gambit
Beth Harmon has nothing on Hou Yifan, China’s child chess prodigy. First of all, Harmon, the star of Netflix’s hit show The Queen’s Gambit, is a fictional character, while Hou is very much a real person.  Hou was born on February 27, 1994, into a typical Chinese family in Xinghua, a city in the eastern province of Jiangsu. Like many younger siblings, she first got pushed towards chess when she wanted to play with her older brothers and sisters, who had taken up Chinese checkers. She asked them to teach her, and soon, they were no match for her. At 5 years old, her parents introduced her to extracurricular activities, and she chose chess. Within a year, she won her first gold medal at a reg