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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...
  • 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...
  • Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests

    Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests
    Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
  • Ivanhoe and Galloping Horse Ride Off With China Rights to 'Begin Again'

    CANNES -- Ivanhoe Pictures and Beijing Galloping Horse Film have jointly acquired the Chinese theatrical and all platform rights for John Carney's "Begin Again." The film, which premiered in Toronto last September, is a comedy about a dejected music...
  • CANNES: U.S.'s Magnum Films Picks Three Pic Pack From Media Asia

    Magnum Films has picked up North American rights to "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," the sequel to 2011 Johnnie To-directed romantic comedy "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." Hong Kong-based production and sales company Media Asia says that Magnum also bought...
  • Star Chinese Movies at 20: Movie Channel Eyes More Territories, More Production

    Star Chinese Movies has been through a succession of changes in its 20-year history, changes that reflect many of the currents in Chinese cinema and Asian television -- not to mention the shifting tastes of the audiences it serves. "Hong Kong films...
  • Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist

    Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist
    The rugged, snow-laced beauty of the Himalayan countryside masks a creeping sense of worry about political developments taking place far below these mountains. In neighboring India, Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu nationalist with a history of...
  • 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...
  • Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained

    In a largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: nearly 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place even though he dropped out after being accused of gun running and political corruption....
  • 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...