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  • Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans

    Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans
    The alarming messages began appearing on Chinese-language social media networks in early February: A proposal in the California Legislature would cut the number of Asian students admitted to UC schools. Posters called it the "Yellow Peril Act," while...
  • Chinese plane spots object in Malaysia jet search area

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A succession of satellite images from the Australians, the Chinese and the French, as well as a Chinese plane's report of "suspicious objects," has bolstered hopes for a breakthrough in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines...
  • Revamped Singapore Festival Stresses SE Asian Credentials

    HONG KONG -- Yuni Hadi, producer of Anthony Chen's breakout film "Ilo Ilo" has been set as festival director of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), which is being revived this December. The latest, 25th iteration of the festival, is...
  • Okinawa Set as Yoshimoto's Asian Hub

    NAHA, Okinawa, Japan -- Osaka-based Yoshimoto Kogyo has long been a leading force in the Japanese talent biz, supplying comics to seemingly every variety show on television. But under the leadership of president Hiroshi Osaki, the company has been rapidly...
  • FilMart: Lotte Aims for Epic Results

    SEOUL -- Lotte Entertainment may be South Korea's number two film company, but it hates to be overshadowed by market leader CJ Entertainment. The company has no lack of ambition or resources. It is part of a huge conglomerate that ranges from...
  • Media Asia Unveils Film Slate Studded With Stars and Star Helmers

    Media Asia Entertainment Group on Monday (March 24) unveiled a slate of new film titles, befitting its 20th anniversary. Headed by Peter Lam, the company used the first day of FilMart to confirm "Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2," a sequel to the 2011 Hong...
  • LPGA Tour's new international focus opens up a world of possibilities

    Michael Whan remembers the first question he was asked by the media after taking over as LPGA commissioner in January 2010: What was he going to do about the overwhelming international influence on the tour? "I want to pour more gas on the fire," he...
  • Premier says Malaysia Airlines plane went down in Indian Ocean

    Premier says Malaysia Airlines plane went down in Indian Ocean
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The prime minister's announcement that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the Indian Ocean with no survivors marked a major turn in the search for the missing jet but did little to explain why it went off course in...
  • 'Noah' Given Ban in Indonesia

    HONG KONG -- Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" will not be given a commercial release in Indonesia. The Indonesian Censorship Board on Monday announced a decision to ban the film. Censorship Board member Zainut Tauhid Sa'adi told news website Detik that...
  • Malaysia Turns on Studios and Rebate Incentive Scheme

    HONG KONG - Asia's newest studios in Malaysia are open for business - and so too is its new production rebate system. Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional has set up a subsidiary company which has begun to provide cash flow to film and TV...
  • Okinawa Fest Wraps With 'One Third' Taking Top Prize

    The 6th edition of the Okinawa Intl. Movie Festival announced the winners of its double-barreled Laugh and Peace competition section today at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan. The Golden Shisa Award, the fest's most important...