Fan Bingbing opens her own company?

China artist Fan BingbingThere are rumours that popular Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is setting up her own agency and will sign Supergirl contest 2006 winner Shang Wenjie as her first star.

Fan Bingbing has just ended her 6-year contract with Huayi Brothers and decided not to renew her contract which could tie her for another 3-4 years.

Fan Bingbing herself has denied the rumours of signing Shang Wenjie. She also stated that her decision for not renewing her contract with Huayi is simply to take a break and to rethink her future, and the previous contract was honoured properly.

She didn’t deny the possibility of setting up her own company though; she already showed her entrepreneurship in opening a talent school a couple years back.

Super Girl winner Shang Wenjie to end contract

China Supergirl 2006 winner Shang WenjieSuper Girl 2006 winner Shang Wenjie is sorting to end her contract with Tianyu, which holds the Super Girl’s contract by default.

Shang Wenjie didn’t reveal her reasons for leaving Tianyu, but it’s believed to be the ineffectiveness of the company for promoting her popularity and music career.

Shang Wenjie also didn’t mention her future plans, but it’s said that she could be retiring from music industry if she is not getting an offer from established recording company… that is IF she managed to break free from her current contract.

Shang Wenjie is not the first Super Girl to try ending her contract with Tianyu, there are a few Super Girl contestants that seek to end their contract. Other high profile cases include 2005 runner-up Zhou Bichang, who reportedly paid a RMB5 million (~USD600k) to cancel her contract.

Super Girl is China’s highest rated TV show, a singing contest similar to American Idol. It’s highly successful in 2005 where the winner Li Yuchun is gaining wide knowledge these days… the 2006 competition however didn’t receive the attention as it used to.

Li Yuchun and Supergirls’ concert in Hong Kong

China pop star Li Yuchun led a team of China Super Girls to hold a concert in Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong on Tuesday (Jan 2).

Chinese singer Li Yuchun at Hong Kong concert

Yuchun was the 2005 winner of the popular China Super Girls singing competition; while Shang Wenjie is the latest winner in 2006. Both of them and a dozen of other Super Girls finalists entertained a full house of 3600 audience at the stadium.