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Liu Yifei, Disney’s pick for Mulan

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The South China Morning Post reports that Chinese actress Liu Yifei 刘亦菲, who joined showbiz in 2002 and has a huge social media following, has been picked as the lead of Disney’s upcoming live-action film Mulan. The movie, which is set to be released in 2019, is based on the 1998 animated feature film that tells a classic Chinese tale of a woman warrior, determined to defend her country, disguising herself as a male soldier to join the army.

Jiayun Feng

Jiayun was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allowed her to pursue a journalism career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.