22 Apr '11, 11am

Asians in the Time influential 100. The major of minamisoma, Ai Wei Wei, and many others.

HONG KONG: Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the activist mayor of a tsunami-hit Japanese town, and South Korean singer Rain were listed among Time magazine's 100 most influential people Friday. Campaigners made a strong showing among the 17 Asians on the global list, which the magazine said was themed around social media and activism. But 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 favour 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 ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

Ai, activist Asians on Time's 'most influential'

channelnewsasia.com 22 Apr '11, 10am

HONG KONG: Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, the activist mayor of a tsunami-hit Japanese town, and South Korean singer R...

Egypt revolt star among Time's 100 most influen...

straitstimes.com 21 Apr '11, 11pm

NEW YORK - WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange, German chancellor Angela Merkel and pop music heartthrob Justin Bieber are am...

Our reader says: "I have been a StarHub custome...

straitstimes.com 20 Apr '11, 3am

I READ with interest last Saturday's report ("StarHub board grilled over pay and age"). It is heartening to note that some...

Over 1,000 people demonstrate in Hong Kong to d...

straitstimes.com 23 Apr '11, 12pm

More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday in a noisy and colourful procession to demand the rele...

S.Korean actor & singer Rain voted by Time magazine readers as 'most influential in the world'

S.Korean actor & singer Rain voted by Time maga...

straitstimes.com 18 Apr '11, 3am

The pop star received the highest number of votes out of the 204 candidates with 439,251 people voting for him. Jay Chou, ...

Detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei accused of pl...

todayonline.com 10 Apr '11, 9pm

BEIJING - China's official Xinhua news agency has reported that artist Mr Ai Weiwei (picture), whose detention has drawn i...