The World According to Frances Bula: Mayor Gregor Robertson dating Chinese pop star Wanting Qu

Mayor Robertson romantically linked to Chinese pop star Wanting Qu
Wanting Qu (far left) and Robertson after the inauguration ceremony last month. Photo by Peter Morelli.

Mayor Gregor Robertson is dating local Chinese pop music star Wanting Qu, Globe and Mail reporter Frances Bula reported in a blog post.

“And, contrary to the nasty little rumour passed around all last fall in emails, conversations and even brown envelopes dropped at doors in the west side, the mayor is not dating a well-known person in the development industry,” Bula wrote. “Instead, according to extremely reliable sources (this is not gossip), he is currently seeing Wanting Qu, a 31-year-old Chinese popular-music star.”

From Wanting Qu's Facebook Page

Robertson and Qu have appeared at several city-related events together. In the fall of 2013, they were part of a delegation that travelled to Asia to promote Vancouver. In the same year, Qu was appointed Vancouver's first tourism ambassador in China.

Qu moved to Vancouver at age 16 for school. She was studying economics at Simon Fraser University before leaping into the music industry. The artist sings in both Mandarin and English, becoming a platinum-selling musician in China. She became the first Chinese artist signed by Vancouver-based Nettwerk Management in 2009 and is managed by Terry McBride, who works with musicians like Sarah McLachlan, Coldplay, and Avril Lavigne.

From Wanting Qu's Facebook Page

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