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Zhang Ziyi Brings Charm to the World
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China's most famous actress Zhang Ziyi has proved her universal charisma by winning a "most influential Chinese in 2006" award on Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who is best known for her performances in several Hollywood blockbusters including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, was honored for being a two-time Oscar awards presenter and a judge at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

Tiger director Ang Lee was also a winner for his "Best Director" Oscar for Brokeback Mountain.

The "most influential Chinese in 2006" awards, presented at Peking University Hall in Beijing, were jointly sponsored by various media, including Phoenix TV, Baidu.com and Beijing Youth Daily newspaper, to honor outstanding Chinese from a variety of fields.

Full list of "most influential Chinese in 2006" (a.k.a "You Bring Charm to the World" awards) winners:

Chen Ning Yang, Chinese-American physicist and Nobel Prize winner
Yizhi Jane Tao, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University
Xia-Chang Zhang, main inventor of the environmentally-friendly power source SoftBattery
John Chun Sai So, Lord Mayor of Melbourne
John Liu, New York City Councilman
Liu Xiang, world record holder in the 110-meter hurdles
Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker prodigy
Ang Lee, winner of the Best Director Oscar
Tan Dun, composer
Zhang Ziyi, internationally acclaimed actress
Chan Yik Hei, young Hong Kong science amateur after whom the 20780 Chanyikhei asteroid is named
(CRI.cn April 2, 2007)

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