Crouching Tiger Star Stumped by China Protests

Zhang Ziyi dismisses 'negativity' of human-rights protesters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2008 3:08 PM CDT
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi smiles as she poses during a photocall for her film "House of Flying Daggers" at the 57th International Film Festival in Cannes.   (AP Photo/Patrick Gardin, )
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(Newser) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Zhang Ziyi is perplexed by the pre-Olympic protests over China's human rights record, the AP reports. She told a Vogue interviewer she doesn't understand why people were being "so negative" ahead of the Beijing Games. "The Games are about friendship," Zhang said. "I'm Chinese and I'm proud of my country."