Who are China's most loved international stars? Global Talents, a magazine based in Beijing, purports to have the answer.
The magazine conducted a public image survey of 500 artists from the US, Britain, France, Japan and South Korea earlier this year, in terms of their morality, professional achievement, public behavior, social influence and commercial value. About 573,409 Chinese people at home and abroad were surveyed through questionnaires, online talks and telephone interviews.
Angelina Jolie has the best public image, while her partner Brad Pitt ranks 13th. The late Michael Jackson is believed to have had the highest commercial value. Sharon Stone, who said the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 was karma, scored the least.
It is the first survey on the popularity of international stars in China.
(China Daily September 16, 2009)