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  • Chinese leader takes broad yet selective aim at corruption

    When it comes to fighting government corruption, few Chinese leaders have had as ruthless a reputation as Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming Dynasty. After taking the throne in the 14th century, he embarked on a fierce cleanup campaign, executing tainted...
  • Setting sail: Cruise ship deployments feature exotic ports

    Setting sail: Cruise ship deployments feature exotic ports
    Cruise lines are making waves out there with news of ship deployments. Here are some tips about a sampling of interesting itineraries — near and far — this year and next: ·               Princess Cruises – Sapphire Princess has...
  • Korea's NAFF Genre Film Market Unveils Selection

    SEOUL -- Canadian indie Quentin Lee ("The People I've Slept With," "White Frog") will line up alongside leading Korean director Jo Jin Kyu ("Man on the Edge," "My Wife is a Gangster") to pitch their upcoming projects at the Network of Asian Fantastic...
  • Box Office: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Racks Up Impressive Korea Debut

    "Edge of Tomorrow" is struggling to generate buzz ahead of its domestic release this week, but there's good news from overseas. The science-fiction adventure debuted to a sizzling $3.8 million in South Korea on Wednesday. Excluding sneak previews, that...
  • Shanghai film festival highlights U.S.-China partnerships

    The 17th Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off this weekend with some red-carpet glamour, screenings and fresh announcements of new East-West partnerships, as the U.S. and mainland China — the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 movie markets...
  • Ivanhoe Commits to China's Wu Tianming Fund

    SHANGHAI - Ivanhoe Pictures, the film funding and production offshoot of Canadian mining giant Ivanhoe, has committed to co-financing and co-managing a new fund aimed at supporting young Chinese film-makers. The Wu Tianming Fund was named after Wu, a...
  • ABC's 'Rising Star US' to Shine in Asia

    HONG KONG -- A trio of broadcasters in Asia are to air ABC's music show "Rising Star US." The 10-episode series, produced by Israel's Keshet International, will be broadcast from this weekend (Sunday, June 22). It will be hosted by international singer/...
  • Fox International and Bona to Produce Chinese 'Bride Wars' Remake

    HONG KONG -- Production is now under way on a Chinese remake of "Bride Wars," the 2009 comedy that originally starred Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. The Chinese-language retread stars Angelababy and Ni Ni and tells of two friends who become rivals and go...
  • Russia and China subverting Obama's 'pivot' to Asia

    PARIS -- The irony of recent U.S. foreign interventions is that despite Uncle Sam's best efforts, the ultimate benefactor ends up being America's primary economic rival in the area in question. It should come as no surprise that the two economic rivals...
  • Lifetime's 'Raising Asia' Child Star Docuseries to Premiere in July

    Lifetime is feeding off of the success of its reality show "Dance Moms" and giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at raising one of TV's emerging child prodigies. "Raising Asia" is set to debut at 10 p.m. July 29 and will feature 8-year-old child...
  • As America ages, generational gap between whites and minorities widens

    As the U.S. population ages and becomes more racially diverse, the country is seeing a widening demographic gap between older whites and young minorities -- a shift with significant social and economic implications for the future. Non-Hispanic white...