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Singer Rain on Time magazine ‘100’ list


Korean singer Rain was listed on Friday among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.

Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and the activist mayor of a tsunami-hit Japanese town were also among the 17 Asians on the global list.

Topping a separate reader poll was South Korean pop star Rain, as Time’s online readers cast aside moguls and heads of state for the third year running in favor of the heartthrob and singer of “Hip Song.”

“That’s pretty impressive online power for a guy whose main claim to Western fame is a role in the 2009 film Ninja Assassin,” the magazine commented.

Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, detained in Beijing since April 3 on suspicion of “economic crimes” and whose whereabouts are unknown, appears in an entry unlikely to please the Chinese government.

China’s rising influence is also reflected in the listing of Charles Chao, founder of the web giant Sina-Weibo, journalist Hu Shuli, who started Caijing magazine and media personality Hung Huang.


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가수 비 “타임 100 파티 준비 됐습니다”

가수 비(29)가 '타임 100' 파티 참석 차 뉴욕을 방문한 소감을 전했다.

비는 25일 자신의 트위터에 '뉴욕에 도착했습니다. 날씨도 좋고, 사람들도 좋고, 모든 것이 완벽합니다. 저도 준비가 됐습니다'라는 글과 '인증샷'을 남겼다. 비행기에서 촬영한 듯한 사진에서 짧은 머리에 선글라스를 끼고 긴장한 듯 표정이 굳어있다.

비는 시사주간지 타임 선정 '세계에서 가장 영향력 있는 100인' 온라인 투표에서 1위에 올랐다. 이어 21일 발표된 100인 명단에 2006년에 이어 두 번째로 선정됐다.
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