Technology meets romance: Zhang Ziyi’s boyfriend proposes with ring-bearing drone

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A drone is an aerial vehicle which can fly around without a human pilot aboard. Instead, this aircraft is guided remotely. Now I don’t know about you, but nothing about remote airplanes scream “romantic” to me. Well, it seems Zhang Ziyi’s boyfriend Wang Feng intends to change that.

Zhang Ziyi, the Chinese actress most known for her roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), just celebrated her 36th birthday. Her boyfriend Wang Feng, a Chinese rock musician, decided that she needed much more than a rainbow cake to celebrate her birthday.

Pictures have made it onto the internet showing a small, white drone flying towards the couple. Wang Feng apparently reached into the basket hanging from the drone and pulled out a diamond ring before getting down on one knee and asking for Zhang Ziyi’s hand in marriage.

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According to Chinese media, Wang made a promise to take care of Zhang even in old age. The two then embraced and kissed as fireworks lit the sky.

On Sunday, Zhang shared a picture of heart-shaped fireworks on her Sina Weibo microblog account along with the caption, “I do!”

Wang followed this up by posting a few words on his own microblog. “Thanks for giving me a perfect life — all hardships are already in the past,” he posted on Sunday. “From here on out, we’ll grow old hand-in-hand.”

Needless to say, fans are delighted with the extravagant proposal. Even after seeing our fair share of unique marriage proposals, a drone proposal is still a rare sight. So tell us. Is a ring-bearing drone cute or way too over the top?

 

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Zhang Ziyi settles libel case accusing US website

 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” actress Zhang Ziyi has reached an undisclosed settlement with a U.S.-based dissident news website that she had sued for libel.

Boxun News says it has retracted its “negative and untrue” reports that she was a prostitute who had sexual relations with Chinese government officials.

Los Angeles court documents said Zhang had sued China Free Press, Inc. — a North Carolina non-profit corporation — doing business as Boxun News, and its founder for damaging her reputation and business interests.

Zhang complained that Boxun News had published untrue reports that she earned more than $100 million by having sexual relations with Chinese government officials and others.

Boxun News says the false reports should never have been published.

A court document filed Tuesday said the case had been settled.

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Zhang Ziyi in talks to join the cast of Crouching Tiger sequel

Zhang Ziyi in talks to join the cast of Crouching Tiger sequel

Diretor Ang Lee’s multi-Oscar-winning martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is based on the fourth of five installments in the “Crane Iron Pentalogy” written by Chinese author Wang Dulu. The finale novel in Dulu’s saga, titled “Iron Knight, Silver Vase,” will partly serve as the basis for the upcoming movie sequel, which has been titled– Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – The Green Destiny.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Zhang Ziyi may appear in the Crouching Tiger sequel through flashback scenes. The sequel’s cast will include Michelle Yeoh, who is reprising her role as the hardened and quietly-suffering warrior Yu Shu Lien.

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Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi duel in “The Grandmaster”

Check out this fight scene from Wong Kar-Wai‘s “The Grandmaster,” featuring Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung as Gong Er  (the daughter of a kung fu grandmaster who breaks with tradition and, as a young female, trains in the Bagua style of kung fu, including the “64 Hands” fighting technique), and Ip Man (grand master of the Wing Chun style of kung fu and sifu of legendary kung fu superstar Bruce Lee).

Not only is it badass, true to director Wong’s style, it’s also gorgeous.

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“The Grandmaster” Premiere

Last night marked the premiere for the “The Grandmaster,” directed by Wong Kar-Wai, in New York City.

Starring Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi, “The Grandmaster” is the latest historical drama to spin the legend of martial arts master Ip Man, the man who taught Bruce Lee.
Check out this visually beautiful style of this film. The fight choreography was done by Yuen Wo-Ping and cinematography crafted by Philippe Le Sourd.

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