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Qian Lin (Chinese: 銭琳; pinyin: Qián Lín; born March 11, 1991 in Hangzhou, China), better known in Japan as Lin Lin (リンリン, Lin Lin?), is one of the two latest members of all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume. She was announced to be joining as the eighth generation of Morning Musume on March 15, 2007. She is one of the two members in the history of Morning Musume that is not of a Japanese origin (the other being Li Chun).
When Qian Lin was in the second grade of elementary school (1999), she was scouted by a local television station. Since then, she has been active in the entertainment industry, appearing in many television dramas and other shows as a host.
Through the recommendation of a friend of Tsunku, the producer of Hello! Project (which Morning Musume is under), Qian Lin joined Hello! Project as a part of Hello! Project Eggs.
On March 15, 2007, she (along with Li Chun) was officially announced to be joining the eighth generation of all girl J-pop group Morning Musume, as a "foreign student". After seeing her perform at concerts, Tsunku was impressed and believes that she and Li Chun will be key for Morning Musume's planned expansion into Asia in 2007.
Three days later, on March 18, 2007, she made her Japanese television debut on Hello! Morning. Within the same week, she moved to Tokyo, Japan.