Latest trailer for volleyball biopic features the winning team from Rio Olympics

Gong Li as Lang Ping and Zhu Ting as herself

Members of the women’s national volleyball team will be making an appearance in Chinese Women’s Volleyball, which stars Gong Li as coach Lang Ping. Costars include Wu Gang as the coach for the 1984 Olympics team and Huang Bo (with Peng Yuchang as the younger counterpart) as the coach for the 2004 Olympics team.

Premiere date: January 25th 2020

Drama Review: Joy of Life Eps 1 – 10


I have so much to say about the new Chinese drama Joy of Life 庆余年. As a fan of the original fiction as well as the author Maoni, I am satisfied with its skillful adaptation of the novel and the tight plot. The casting seems fantastic because this drama features a lot of big names such as Chen Daoming, Li Xiaoran, and Wu Gang.  I would rate a 9 out of 10 based on the first ten episodes. 

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Posters and trailer for political intrigue drama Thankful for the Remaining Years

Thankful for the Remaining Years / Qing Yu Nian comes from Wang Juan, the writer of cult hits Turbulence of the Mu Clan, Legend of Southwest Dance and Music and Young Blood. Zhang Ruoyun is a forward-thinking noble intent on pushing through political reforms, most of which are opposed by the tyrannical ruler of Qing (Chen Daoming).

It’s rumoured Season 1 of 3 will premiere in less than a week. [Character Intros]

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Gong Li’s volleyball biopic releases first teaser

Here’s our first look at Gong Li as legendary player and coach Lang Ping in Chinese Women’s Volleyball 中国女排 (lit.), an upcoming sports film directed by Peter Chan (Dearest, American Dreams in China). Wu Gang (The Thunder) and Huang Bo (Crazy Alien) costar as the coaches that led the team to victory at the 1984 and 2004 Olympics respectively. The film is scheduled for a 2020 Chinese New Year release.

Yu Hewei, Wu Gang, Han Xue begin filming The People’s Justice

The People’s Justice 人民的正义 is helmed by Li Lu (In The Name of the People) and stars Yu Hewei, Wu Gang and Han Xue as the leads. It will focus on the Chinese criminal justice system and the rich and powerful who make underhand deals to avoid their prison sentences.

This drama is written by Yu Fei (Razor), and began filming a couple of days ago. Zhou Meisen, the original screenwriter of In The Name of the People, was hired to write The People’s Assets, the other spin-off that stars Jin Dong, Yan Ni, Qin Lan, Chen Xiao and Zhao Lixin.