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Actress Zhou Xun on the cover of the latest issue of Time Out Beijing. [Photo: timeoutcn.com]

Do actresses share an affinity for magazines? First there was Xu Jinglei who launched a webzine. She was followed by Zhao Wei with a similar publication. And now, Zhou Xun has become the editor of a magazine.

Thirty-one-year-old Zhou is the cover girl and guest editor for the latest issue of all three China-published editions of Time Out, a London-based urban entertainment magazine, Web news portal Sina.com.cn reports.

Each magazine, Time Out Beijing, Time Out Shanghai and the expat-favorite Time Out English, features stories and city guides on green living, which are highlighted by a proposal written by Zhou Xun calling for environmental protection.

"How to let more people know there is no such thing as 'none of my business'?" Zhou Xun wrote in the proposal for Time Out Beijing. "Your awareness adds to the whole anti-global warming endeavor."

Zhou Xun has taken on many roles at the magazine: "Topical discussions, interviews, proofing, editing. I was involved in each part of the process," the actress says.

Time Out invited Zhou Xun on board because the green-living theme of its latest issue coincided with the actress' newly-appointed UNDP role, according to the magazine's Chinese editor-in-chief Li Duoyu.

Last month, Zhou Xun became a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, for her ability to raise environmental awareness around China.

(CRI May 28, 2008)

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