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ChinaFile: The Front-Row Chinese

Huang Hung introduces several beautiful Chinese women that you're likely to see in the front row during Paris Fashion Week.

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Zhou Xun

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BEIJING — By now it’s almost a tradition: Paris Fashion Week is populated by several beautiful Chinese women in the front row. The names of these beautiful women are hardly pronounceable, some of them virtually unknown in the West since none of their films have been shown anywhere outside of China. So I thought I would do the service of introducing these front-row ladies from China.

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Zhou Xun (pronounced: cho-shooon) is the newly anointed ambassadress of Chanel in China. Zhou started her acting career when she was 16 in television dramas. She was known for her innocent baby-face looks. Since then, she has starred in numerous box office hits in China. This year, Zhou has stepped out of China and will be seen in “Cloud Atlas,” due for release by the end of 2012.

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