Headlines From China: China’s Adored Transgender Icon As Dior’s New Ambassador

China’s Adored Transgender Icon as Dior’s New Ambassador

Luxury brand Dior is teaming up with transgender icon Jin Xing for its signature fragrance, Dior J’adore. Well-loved in China, Jin Xing is a dancer, choreographer, and TV presenter with 13 million followers on social media. Jin has also appeared in a brand video discussing women’s independence and diversity, which currently has 998k views and, alongside the actress Li Bing Bing, is part of the #diorstandwithwomen program. Read more Jing Daily

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ to Premiere in China This Month

China issued a last-minute approval for the distribution of “A Quiet Place Part II,” which will premiere on May 28 in line with its U.S. release date. The original film made $34.4 million in China in 2018. However, the sequel has grossed just $4,600 in midnight screening tickets and $144,000 in total pre-sales as of early Thursday morning local time. It will go up against the debut of “Stand By Me Doraemon 2″— a popular Japanese 3D computer animation that has sold $903,000 in total pre-sales— but has still managed to secure 20.1 percent of screenings nationwide on opening day. Read more Variety