Artists / Bands, Asian Pop Chart, Buzz, News — January 9, 2015 at 8:20 am

Is Chinese Pop Star Wanting Qu Dating The Mayor Of Vancouver?


Could it be true that Chinese pop star Wanting Qu is dating Vancouver Mayor Greg Robertson?

Well according to a post in on Monday from respected city hall journalist and columnist Frances Bula, the two are indeed an item. Quick to note that ‘this is not gossip’, she reported on her blog that according to ‘extremely reliable sources’ the two are  seeing each other.

Originally from Harbin in China, Wanting Qu moved to Vancouver in her teens, earning a degree in International Business but music was always her passion. She pursued her dreams forging a successful career as a singer/songwriter and has been signed to Network and Universal China record labels since 2009. The 31 year old beauty divides her time between Asia and Vancouver and is hugely popular in in Malaysia, Hong Kong and mainland China, where she’s won numerous awards.


The pair have had dealings with each other since early 2013 when the Vancouver Tourism Board announced Wanting as the first tourism ambassador in Mainland China. In November 2013, 50 year old Robertson accompanied Wanting to Vancouver’s sister city Guangzhou as part of a delegation focused on strengthening business and cultural ties between the cities.

According to The Province, as early as October 2012, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s political staff sought strategic links with the 31-year-old Chinese pop star, according to internal emails.

Robertson, who had an ‘amicable split’ from his long term wife in 2014, has appeared at numerous public functions with Qu but the mayors office has refused to publicly comment on whether the two are indeed an item. Of interest is that there was no statement of denial either and in our experience, sometimes silence speaks louder than words.


There have been more than a few clues scattered throughout their social media feeds across the past few months that gave an indication that things may have been progressing beyond being just friends for a while now. Are they a couple? LEt us know what you think in the comments section below.