Its ok, its all my fault
The Japanese (who coined the term "new half" ) have a way with english words that
tend to have zero connection with what the term means. There is little to connect "new half" with persons who were born biologically male who then become females through hormone treatment and surgery. Thailand is Grand Central for such transformations in the world. And many formerly male persons have become virtually indistinguishable from biologically born females. Again the Japanese , who some claim to be more interested in the non-mainstream aspects of society have an almost national interest in "new halfs".
Thailands most famous is Nong Poy who is shown in this vid. Shes quite a star.
Many Western TVs would love to be able to so resemble "real" girls. But perhaps the Asian male physique lends itself to female transformation more readily (in general).
280 pound western footballers tend to have a hard time transforming into a five foot nothing female for example.
Afterall even Chris (who is generally quite knowledgeable with things Asian) was unaware of the meaning of "new half".
So I can imagine TC would have even less of a clue .
IN this JAPANESE (not Chinese) clip ,a Japanese TV crew were simply accosting females on the streets of Bangkok and asking if they were "new halfs". Apparently some ladies were happy to say that they were. And they looked prettier then your average "real" girl too.
Eventually a "new half" is going to be a BOND girl !