BEIJING, Sept. 24 -- For Hollywood Chinese
starlet Zhang Ziyi, the city she calls home is not going to be any place in the
United States -- the actress has successfully become a Hong Kong resident.
Beijing-born Zhang Ziyi is the third mainland
celebrity to be added to Hong Kong's population under the Quality Migrant
Admission Scheme, Chinese news portal Sohu.com reported.
It means Zhang Ziyi can live in Hong Kong without any
Two other mainland entertainers who became Hong Kong
residents under the scheme are pianists Lang Lang and Li Yundi.
Hong Kong launched the scheme in June 2006, in an
effort to attract talented people to settle in the city.
The report says Zhang Ziyi's application was accepted
for her contribution to Hong Kong's film industry. The 28-year-old actress has
starred in a string of Hong Kong films, collaborating with such top local actors
as Jackie Chan and Tony Leung. She was also the best actress at the 2005 Hong
Kong Film Awards, for "2046," a film directed by Wong Kar-wai.
Zhang Ziyi was most recently seen in Hong Kong on
Saturday, attending the local premiere of Ang Lee's award-winning film "Lust,
Ang Lee helped Zhang Ziyi reach more international
audiences by having her star in the 2000 martial-arts blockbuster "Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon."