Li snubs premiere over island dispute
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 4:27p.m.
By 3 New online staff
Diplomatic tensions between China and Japan were reportedly to blame for Chinese actress Li Bingbing’s absence from the Tokyo premiere of Resident Evil: Retribution on Monday.
The two Asian countries are currently disputing ownership of a small group of islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Daioyu in China.
Li plays Ada Wong in Retribution, the fifth Resident Evil film based on the Japanese videogame franchise of the same name (Biohazard in Japan).
According to Li’s agent Ji Xiang, she did not attend the Tokyo premiere due to scheduling problems, but also because she was concerned with the island dispute.
“We’re taking the same position as our government,” Jing is quoted as saying on China.org.
“Bingbing will be attending movie premieres held in other places across the world and she skipped the Tokyo leg only."
Other reports claim Bingbing also wants to be edited out of Resident Evil: Retribution promotional posters displayed in Japan.
Li’s co-stars Milla Jovovich, Mika Nakashima, Ali Larter and Wentworth Miller thrilled fans at the Tokyo premiere on Monday.
Resident Evil: Retribution opens in New Zealand cinemas September 13.
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25/09/2012 9:21:51 a.m.
Bean Cube wrote:
We are modern people. Bing Bing should have her own character and conviction. Young people, don't be isolated and you wouldn't be ripped off by those greedy corporation depriving routines.
14/09/2012 12:37:53 a.m.
eugene r ninada wrote:
why was that?
11/09/2012 6:05:48 p.m.
She stars in a film based on a Japanese videogame franchise and she still has the gall to do this?
Stupidity at it's finest.
6/09/2012 2:51:18 a.m.
James Pong wrote:
Come on ppl what so big deal... Entertainment man not politic.
Entertainment is suppose to bring joy not create hates among ppl, why you wanna get involve in this stupid topic?
Either one of the country got it dose not concern about
you, but only a threaten to the world....
5/09/2012 8:21:41 p.m.
John Davis wrote:
She probably has no choice, shes probably not making a politic stand more likely doing what is best for her career.
Her career could get black balled for not 'doing the right nationalistic thing' this is China we talking about.
5/09/2012 5:46:26 p.m.
Stay out of Politics Li Bingbing stick to what you good at
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