Yao Chen

Yao Chen

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By: Ms. K

Yao Chen is not only a superstar, but she also has  an activist streak. Yao Chen is our Sophisticated Diva of the week. Mrs. Chen is well known for her romantic comedies in China,but she just could not keep her mouth silent about the social and environmental issues in her country.

Mrs. Chen took to social media to address her concerns. She uses her Weibo, the Chinese microblogging service. (Twitter is blocked by the Chinese government). Her platform speak up about issues often silence by the Chinese media: pollution, food, contamination, and even government censorship. She was named a UN Refugee Agency Goodwill Ambassador, the first from China, as a way to translate refugee issues for the Chinese-speaking world.

In 2013 she was nominated to Time magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential People in the World”

To learn more about Yao Chen:

http://www.forbes.com/profile/yao-chen/

http://time.com/70808/yao-chen-2014-time-100/

http://www.unhcr.org/pages/520203b06.html

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