Houston in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China: Singer and actress Whitney Houston will make her debut China concert appearance with a July 22 show in Shanghai. “Whitney has said that China is her favourite country, so it will definitely be an emotional show,” sponsors said. Houston, 40, is widely known in Asia for her rendition of “I Will Always Love You”. Backed by China’s highest family incomes, Shanghai has recently hosted shows by acts ranging from Mariah Carey to aging British hard rockers Deep Purple and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. American boy band Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears are also planning China shows. — AP