| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Beijing increasingly appears to be walling China off from the outside world, with potentially disastrous consequences.
Take civil society. China's national legislature is considering a bill that would further restrict the operations of foreign non-...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:20 AM
China’s Internet regulators on Wednesday announced wide-reaching rules requiring anybody posting comments online to register using their real name, the latest step in a continued tightening of control over freedom of expression online.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It just got a little less fun to be a headline writer in China.
China’s media regulators have put out a new edict to copywriters, directing them to keep their groaners to themselves.
It’s no laughing matter – the State General...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the City of Houston and...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
TOKYO - A predictable handful of Japanese movies each year receive regular slots in international film festivals, especially if the films are made by such established auteurs such as Hirokazu Kore'eda, or Naomie Kawase, or by mavericks Takashi Miike and...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:44 AM
Striking photos, videos and news about Hong Kong’s ongoing democracy protests and clashes with police have exploded across TV, radio, newspapers worldwide in recent days, to say nothing of Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. But thanks...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:51 AM
BEIJING -- The latest installment of NBC’s hit drama “The Blacklist” was deleted Wednesday from all major Chinese video-streaming websites that carry the popular TV show, marking the second time an episode of the program has been...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Top Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke ("A Touch of Sin") will voyage into the future as he sets "Mountains May Depart" as his next film. The film, which starts production in October, will also be Jia's first to be shot outside China.
"I want to examine how...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises were finishing up "Noah," they looked to an unusual market to release the $130-million biblical epic: China.
Paramount has enjoyed tremendous success in the world's most populous nation, with...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Controversy is mounting over film censorship in Egypt where the military-backed government has pulled steamy pic "Halawet Rooh," Arabic for "Sweetness of Spirit," from movie theatres, overruling the head of the country's censorship board who resigned in...