An article unexpectedly showed up on NetEase today, speaking about Zhang Liyin’s current situation in China. It quotes a Weibo post from Liyin’s good friend as well as several comments from Chinese netizens.

I hope Zhang Liyin can return home to develop her career – that wish can only be understood literally. Any meaning extending to “company froze her” sort of speculation, I cannot afford the public responsibility (repercussions).

We have an exclusive Zhang Liyin interview to share with everyone today! M.E. Malaysia had the opportunity to interview Zhang Liyin in person late last year, and they were kind to think of us international Zhang Liyin fans in preparation for their interview.

M.E. Malaysia asked Chocolyn if our fans had any questions we would like to ask Liyin, and obliged with a list of 10 unique fan questions. Some of them were answered during the interview!

Read the full interview below the cut. Thank you to M.E. Malaysia for this opportunity!

Zhang Liyin made her return to Hunan TV’s New Year’s Eve concert today! Liyin last appeared on the show back in 2008 with Super Junior-M.

Unfortunately, this time around, she was one of the final performers, performing after the countdown occurred. It is likely Liyin didn’t get much TV viewership because audience members would have turned off the channel already. But we are glad that she was still able to make an appearance.

Her performance of “Agape” was short as well. Her performance was not the full 4-something minutes of the song, making this the first time a shortened version of “Agape” was performed.

CCTV Glory Blossoms Concert

Zhang Liyin was invited to ‘2014 Glory Blossoms Ten Up-and-Coming Singers Concert’ (2014光荣绽放 — 十大新锐歌手演唱会) alongside a group of other up-and-coming soloists in China. She performed “Missing You 365 Days”, “Agape”, and joined other artists…

Zhang Liyin joined fellow SM Entertainment labelmates EXO members Lay and Xiumin, as well as the DXDL twins (formerly known as “Tasty” under SM C&C), in a guest appearance on Shenzhen TV’s The Generation Show. Liyin was very interactive on the show, engaging in all sorts of TV show games – it just goes to show she is much more comfortable promoting in China than in Korea!