Veteran actress Liu Xiaoqing starred in "The Last Night of Taipan Chin" on Friday, where the musical drama was staged for the first time in Taipei, Taiwan.
Adapted from the homonymic novel by Taiwan's famous writer Pai Hsien-yung, the drama has received great acclaim from audiences in other cities, including Shanghai and Hangzhou.
Liu Xiaoqing was one of China's most successful actresses in the 1980s, appearing in the movies "The Little Flower" and "Hibiscus Town".
Liu's fame was eclipsed by actress Gong Li in the 1990s. Earlier this decade, Liu was back in the media spotlight when she was accused of evading taxes for her business venture.
(CRI January 6, 2008)