Chinese, Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress

Hong Kong protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong’s sweltering heat, memories

Shaanxi | Man executed after decades-long blood feud

A man in northwest China was executed yesterday for killing three neighbors in apparent revenge for his mother’s death more than two decades earlier. The Supreme

Google warns Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong of government-backed hackers

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong said that Google Inc. warned him about government- backed hacking attempts as the former British colony’s  The student leader yesterday

Mnuchin says trade call with Chinese officials likely this week

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer may travel to Beijing for trade negotiations if talks by phone this week are productive. “We expect

Beijing asks for ‘friendly consultation’ in Malaysia dispute

China’s government expressed hope yesterday that Malaysia’s dispute with a state-owned Chinese company building two multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline projects can be resolved through “friendly consultation.”

Elections | Foxconn billionare Gou stumbles in bid for Taiwan’s presidency

Taiwan’s main opposition party snubbed billionaire Foxconn founder Terry Gou and chose a maverick mayor as its best hope of returning to power in January’s presidential

Tourism | Number of Chinese visitors to Alaska growing in recent years

Alaska is a tourism destination for a growing number of visitors from China. The Anchorage Daily News reports Alaska received relatively little notice from Chinese travelers until recent

Media hints at sanctioning US defense firms over Taiwan

Chinese state media raised the specter of backlash against U.S. companies including General Dynamics Corp. and Honeywell International Inc, as the foreign ministry warned firms would be

Susan Rice calls Chinese diplomat a ‘racist disgrace’ on Twitter

Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice sparred with a senior Chinese diplomat on Twitter in an unusual and heated dispute over race in Washington. In

Taiwan defends US arms deal after China sanctions threat

Taiwan on Saturday defended a proposal to purchase USD2.2 billion in arms from the U.S., following a Chinese announcement that it would sanction any American companies involved

Trump-China trade tensions hit Panama Canal revenues

The trade tension between the U.S. and China is making waves at the Panama Canal. Cargo from the U.S. to China going through the key

Cuba debuts modern Chinese train as rail overhaul begins

The first train using new equipment from China pulled out of Havana Saturday, hauling excited passengers on the start of a 915-kilometer journey to the

China blasts 22-nation letter criticizing Xinjiang policies

China yesterday attacked a statement by 22 Western countries at the United Nations urging it to stop holding members of its Muslim population in detention centers,

Shanghai | Billionaire reportedly arrested over child molestation

Prosecutors in Shanghai have formally arrested two people over child molestation allegations, with state media identifying one as a prominent real estate developer. The case

In ‘The Farewell,’ a family drama straddling East and West

Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for “The Farewell” was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her

Taiwan president heads to Caribbean with US stops

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departed yesterday for a four-country state visit to the Caribbean with stops in the United States on the way there and back.

Beijing’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind

Archaeologists begin first excavations of Boston’s Chinatown

Boston is literally digging its Chinatown. City archaeologist Joe Bagley yesterday launched the first excavations in Boston’s Chinatown, and he expects the dig to

Trade War | Beijing eyes Trump’s 2020 strategy for clues on deal

As the U.S. and China  Pessimism dominated in conversations last week with about a dozen bureaucrats, government advisers and researchers in China’s capital following the latest

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