Zhou Xun dating CSI start Archie Kao

Beijing - Chinese movie star Zhou Xun has announced her romance with Chinese- American television star Archie Kao of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fame, after dating him for about a year, says NetEase website.

A black-and-white photo of the pair standing by a river was posted on her official Weibo page, Zhou Xun Studio, at 1.24am yesterday, with a caption: "This is Archie, please look after us."

NetEase says the shot was taken in Paris on Sunday, before Zhou took a flight back to Beijing on Tuesday. Kao, 44, was named one of the Hottest Bachelors by People magazine in 2006.

A star of TV's Power Rangers Lost Galaxy in the late 1990s, he has also been in movies such as Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (2011) and The Hills Have Eyes II (2007).

Zhou, 39, the star of Cloud Atlas (2012) and Painted Skin (2008), got to know Kao in Hong Kong last year, around the time she was, mistakenly, rumoured to be romancing actor Nicholas Tse, 33, says NetEase.

As a long-distance romance blossomed, she visited Kao in New York several times and he, in return, went to China.

Her former boyfriends include former actor Li Yapeng, who dated her when they starred as lovers Guo Jing and Huang Rong in a 2003 television adaptation of Legend Of The Condor Hero.

This article was published on May 9 in The Straits Times.

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