News Videos
International Edition


July 28, 2017

Breaking News, World News and Taiwan News.
About Us
Contact Us

Leehom Wang to carry torch for 2012 Olympics

TAIPEI--Taiwanese-American singer Leehom Wang (王力宏) will again be a torchbearer for the summer Olympic Games in London, making him the only person in Mandarin pop circles to take part in the event twice, his record company said yesterday.

The pop idol was selected as one of the 8,000 Olympic torchbearers after participating in the torch relay for the 2008 Beijing Games, according to the company. He is also the only Asian star to take part in the relay, it noted.

"All the world will be watching enthusiastically and is looking forward to the Olympic Games. It is a platform that makes people believe in world peace. I am very honored to take part in this and cheer for the athletes," Wang was quoted as saying.

The company said Wang, one of the best-selling singers on the Mandopop scene, was chosen by the organizers because of his dedication to charity work and environmental protection, which is a major feature of the London Olympics.

Wang will fly to Manchester in June to carry the flame on his leg of the relay.

A blogger in Vietnam will spend 10 years in jail for comments about a Taiwan-owned factory's chemical spill
Ko Wen-je told China straight-up that Tsai Ing-wen will be called president, not leader
LATEST: Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies, Chinese government says
As it happened: 1 dead, 2 critical, 13 more injured in gas explosions
Updated with video: Riders are leaving their oBikes everywhere and some government officials won't take it anymore
Taipei's Omni has become the first nightclub to win the very top Red Dot award
LATEST: China 'has gotten an apology' after the White House confused the PRC and ROC
Getting divorced in Taiwan? From custody to child support, this is what you need to know
The plot thickens: 'Selfie-taking' woman who fell to her death had a husband who fell to his death
There's a holdup on visa-free entry to Taiwan for Filipinos
Advertise  |   RSS Feed  |   About Us  |   Contact Us
Home  |   Taiwan  |   China  |   Business  |   Asia  |   World  |   Sports  |   Life  |  
Arts & Leisure  |   Health  |   Editorial  |   Commentary Travel  |   Movies  |   Guide Post  |   Terms of Use  |  
  chinapost search