The 27-year-old model could not quit the "Survivor"-style talent show unless he was voted off by viewers.
Zhao is directing Marvel Studios' "Eternals," which is set for release later this year. However, Disney may consider the director's reception in China this week when estimating the film's overall success.
Social media users on Weibo—the Chinese equivalent to Twitter—are using creative ways to try and avoid internet censorship as they congratulate Chloé Zhao, director of the Oscar-winning film "Nomadland."
References to the multiple-award-winning film were deleted from Weibo despite a flood of positive comments about the movie and its director, who is the first Asian woman to win Best Director.
Chinese martial artist Xie Desheng, 28, has set 10 Guinness World Records in two years using a pair of nunchaku.
References to Zhao's Oscar-nominated film, Nomadland, have been scarce on Chinese social media platform Weibo after a hashtag containing the phrase was muted.
China could even realize its goal of annexing Taiwan "tomorrow" if it felt compelled to do so by external factors, the political commentator said on Tuesday.
Taiwan is reportedly looking for an upgrade to its Cold War-era early warning system, which it purchased from the United States two decades ago at the cost of over $1 billion.
Videos captured from a Chinese fishing vessel showed a likely U.S. Navy warship tracking China's aircraft carrier Liaoning as it conducted operational drills in the South China Sea last week.
The nonagenarian was told her identity had been used to commit a serious crime and that she needed to transfer funds in order to be cleared of involvement.
Taiwan's defense ministry reported nine Chinese warplanes in its air defense identification zone on Tuesday, bringing the total number of sorties in April to 96 so far.
Taiwan's defense ministry hopes to integrate members of NGOs, churches and temples into its reserve force, to be called on in both peacetime and during war.
The Han Kuang exercise, Taiwan's largest annual military drill, will begin its first phase on Friday with around-the-clock simulations of a Chinese invasion.
During Tuesday's address at an economic forum, the Chinese leader accused "certain countries" of "bossing others around."
The Pentagon is expected to notify Congress of the sale of 40 self-propelled howitzers to the self-ruled island, which could take delivery starting 2023, a Taiwanese newspaper reports.
The teenage schoolgirl suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the distressing incident captured on the bus's surveillance cameras last week.
It comes amid a wave of discussion about a U.S. Navy photograph showing two destroyer commanders casually observing a Chinese carrier.
Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen told President's Joe Biden's delegation that Taiwan was ready to work with the United States to safeguard Indo-Pacific peace and stability.
Leading a delegation in Taipei at the request of President Joe Biden, former Senator Chris Dodd said U.S.-Taiwan ties were "stronger than ever."
The furious woman repeatedly struck her supervisor in the face with the mop in a viral video. He has since been sacked.
Maritime patrols by the Philippines government revealed 250 Chinese armed fishing vessels and at least six Chinese navy warships in the area on Sunday.
Three former U.S. officials, including the president's close friend and adviser, former Senator Chris Dodd, are scheduled to meet Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen during their Taipei visit this week.
The convicted murderer was paid $13,700 to find a substitute corpse for a wealthy family whose dead relative did not wish to be cremated, court reports said.
The exchange, apparently captured by a Chinese merchant vessel, is part of China's "gray-zone" tactic in the sea and directed at neighboring countries including Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.
The hawkish Communist Party newspaper "Global Times" blamed the U.S. and Taiwan for the breakdown in ties between Beijing and Taipei, and warned that a further military escalation was possible.
25 fighter jets and nuclear-capable heavy bombers flew into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on Monday as the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group sailed in the vicinity.
Separate analysts in Taipei and Beijing expressed alarm at China's hard-line foreign policy this week, warning that the posture would accelerate the formation of a global anti-China alliance.
A pair of People's Liberation Army Navy vessels were detected east of Taiwan as the country's defense developer began a new round of missile tests.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price referenced the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act and said the U.S. would continue to support peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
USS John S. McCain's second passage through the Taiwan Strait this year coincided with the Chinese military's dispatching of 15 warplanes around Taiwan on Wednesday.