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  • U.S.-based Medient Forms Pact with Malaysia's Tarantella

    HONG KONG - Medient, a Georgia, U.S.-based production company, has struck a deal with leading Malaysian producer Tarantella Pictures to create "a content and distribution pipeline." The two will jointly develop, finance, produce and distribute content...
  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...
  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
  • Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on

    Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on
    Russian troops are massing menacingly on Ukraine's eastern border. The civil war in Syria is still raging, and 33,000 American troops fight on in Afghanistan. So where is Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel headed this week? To Hawaii — for a meeting with...
  • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station

    China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station
    BEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into...
  • Toddler's defecating riles residents of mainland China and Hong Kong

    Toddler's defecating riles residents of mainland China and Hong Kong
    Of all the weighty issues about self-rule and democracy confronting China and Hong Kong, the former British colony that reverted to mainland control in 1997, who could have imagined it would come to this? A 2-year-old boy defecating on a Hong Kong...
  • Affirmative action at California colleges: A debate based on fear

    Is the debate on affirmative action versus race-blind policies mainly about principle, or mostly about preserving narrow group interests? We are beginning to find out in California. A bill passed by the state Senate and pending in the Assembly would put a...
  • For Chinese New Year, malls get into the holiday spirit

    For Chinese New Year, malls get into the holiday spirit
    Friday is the first day of Chinese New Year, a multi-day celebration marked by money-stuffed red envelopes, dragon imagery and, in the Southland, a flood of tourists from Asia. For the first time, many local shopping centers are greeting the surge in...
  • FBI seeks to get files from Malaysia pilot's flight simulator

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The FBI probably will be able to retrieve material deleted from the flight simulator used by the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to determine whether he rehearsed plans to divert the Boeing 777 after it...
  • Berlin: Top Media Investors Give Media Asia $10 Million (EXCLUSIVE)

    Two of Taiwan's top media investors have injected $10 million into Hong Kong studio Media Asia. Fubon Financial Holding Venture Capital and KBro Media, one of Taiwan's leading cable TV groups, agreed to buy new Media Asia shares representing 14% of the...
  • Discovery Feeds Channel Launch By China's WASU

    HONG KONG -- Chinese cable TV giant WASU and Discovery Communications have struck a content agreement for Wasu's new Qiu Suo pay-TV channel. Discovery will serve as a channel and content consultant to WASU for Qiu Suo (which translates to 'quest for...