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Meet China's hottest new actresses
by Tan Kee Yun

Meet China's third wave of striking actresses, all poised to take over the world.

After all, with Zhang Ziyi and Vicki Zhao recently sidetracked by personal interests - the former was a judge on reality singing competition The X Factor: China's Strongest Voice, while the latter made her directorial film debut So Young - and the Bingbings focusing their energies on Hollywood (Li Bingbing in Transformers 4, Fan Bingbing in X-Men: Days Of Future Past), there is certainly a void to fill when it comes to satisfying Asian male audiences' innate need for Asian eye candy.

It didn't help that the second wave of Chinese starlets - like Yang Mi, Cecilia Liu Shishi and Ni Ni - were disappointments, failing to hit the big time after their initial hype.

We look at three rising stars, each a standout on her own terms.

Read the full story here.

(Photos: Apple Daily, Lollipop, Internet)

Click on the thumbnails for China's new wave of starlets, and 2013's prettiest Chinese actresses, according to Chinese Whisper.

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