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  • 'Nymphomaniac' Latest Pawn in Turkey's Battle Over Censorship

    When Serra Ciliv appeared before a packed house at the Fitas Cinema to announce that for the first time in its 13-year history the !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival would be accepting latecomers to a screening, she had good reason to rewrite the...
  • Hong Kong Biz Finds Success With Mainland Ties

    Stories about the death of the Hong Kong film industry are premature. Sure, the mainland China biz is grabbing all the headlines, and while Hong Kong's annual film production has dropped from more than 300 movies 25 years ago to less than 50 in 2013, the...
  • Reel China: Director John Woo to lead Beijing film festival jury

    Reel China: Director John Woo to lead Beijing film festival jury
    BEIJING -- Director-producer John Woo will head up the jury at the fourth annual Beijing International Film Festival, which kicks off April 16, organizers said. Woo, 67, is the Hong Kong helmer of films including "Mission: Impossible II," "A Better...
  • LinkedIn makes major play for China

    LinkedIn makes major play for China
    SAN FRANCISCO -- LinkedIn is launching a Chinese language website to expand its presence in China, which boasts the world's largest Internet population. The Mountain View, Calif., company is hoping the website, which uses simplified Chinese characters,...
  • China broadens crackdown on Google services

    When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou....
  • Read: Student's letter about the Neshaminy High School newspaper controversy

    The following is the text of a letter written by Neshaminy High School senior football player Stephen Pirritano regarding the use of the school nickname "Redskins" in the school newspaper:  In October of 2013 the Neshaminy School District run paper,...
  • China Accused of Exporting Media Censorship Across Asia

    HONG KONG -- U.S. foreign secretary John Kerry sat down Saturday with a group of Chinese bloggers and promised to press the Chinese government to loosen its controls of the internet. His visit came at a time when China and other Asian governments stand...
  • China Film Business Struggles With Asia Collaborations Despite Box Office Boom

    While the explosive growth of China's film industry -- its box office hit $3.57 billion in 2013 -- is attracting the attention of its Asian neighbors, challenges including censorship, as well as cultural and social mores, have so far prevented a unified...
  • Florida school pulls Cory Doctorow's book, he sends it to students

    Florida school pulls Cory Doctorow's book, he sends it to students
    Note to principals interested in quietly removing books from summer reading programs: Don't target novels written by one of the editors of BoingBoing. Upon hearing his young adult novel "Little Brother" had been pulled from the summer reading program...
  • China's Jia Zhangke Plans 'Mountains' Trek

    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...
  • China's cinematic censors say 'No' to 'Noah'

    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...