Ever since China opened its markets in the '80s, America and the Middle Kingdom have been throwing jabs at each other. In fact, just yesterday, CNN reported that a U.S. surveillance ship violated Chinese and international laws during patrols more than 100 miles off China's coast.
Now we're no experts on foreign affairs, but we do know there's one thing that both our our countries can agree on: hot women! And with China's 1.3 billion people, even if we assume only 1 percent of them are hot women, that's still 10.3 million Chinese beauties out there. Which means coming up with a roster of the 9 hottest was kinda tough. Keep reading to find out who made the squad of the 9 Hottest Chinese Women ...
#9. LIU YIFEI
Claim To Fame: If you did go see Jackie Chan and Jet Li's ten-year belated collaboration, Forbidden Kingdom, your attention might have geared toward Liu who had the main character white boy in a state of yellow fever. We heard she went to grade school in San Fransciso, so we're guessing she's down to do many things.
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#8. ZHAO WEI
Claim To Fame: She's very capable of handling soccer balls (played the love interest of Stephen Chow in Shaolin Soccer), and also became a target of various media controversy due to her fame.
#7. HUANG SHENGYI
Claim To Fame: Made her debut as Stephen Chow's chick in Kung Fu Hustle. Despite her innocent image in films, she says she likes to play with
#6. VIVIAN HSU
Claim To Fame: Like most Chinese entertainers, Vivian kicked off her career as a model, which led to a decent acting career, and below-decent singing career. Nice long legs though.
#5. CHRISTY CHUNG
Claim To Fame: She was born to a Chinese father and a Vietnamese mother. We're not sure what she's up to recently (maybe this), but we remember her roles in various Hong Kong blockbusters back in the days. She was never scared to show skin.
#4. SHU QI
Claim To Fame: Acclaimed actress, she also goes by Lin Li-Hui, Hsu Chi, Shu Kei, or Qi Shu (various aliases like Gods from Shaolin). You might remember her from The Transporter, or her thick lips.
#3. ZHANG ZIYI
Claim To Fame: You've seen her doing splits in multiple films. Everybody from Chris Tucker to Andy Lau wanted to get down (in films) with China's most bankable actress.
#2. MAGGIE CHEUNG
Claim To Fame: One of the most sought after actresses in Chinese history, she has done numerous works with Jackie Chan (where she did most of her own stunts), and won many awards both domestically and internationally.
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#1. GONG LI
Claim To Fame: Often labeled as China's most beautiful woman, she has collaborated with director Zhang Yimou adding multiple classic films to her credentials. Her two's also proudly represent her people.