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Chinese company demands edits to ‘Transformers’

A child stands on a barricade fence looks at a replica model of Transformers character Bumblebee on display in front of Qianmen Gate, as part of a promotion of the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Beijing, China Saturday, June 21, 2014. A Beijing property developer said Saturday it has terminated cooperation with the new “Transformers” movie, wants Paramount Pictures to make edits to it and is asking China to suspend screenings of the blockbuster film. The company owns the Pangu Plaza, a dragon-shaped hotel, office and mall complex that stretches the length of half a dozen football fields and is featured in “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the latest installment of the hit franchise. AP

A Chinese company says it has terminated cooperation with the new “Transformers” movie and wants Paramount Pictures to make edits to the blockbuster film.

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Elton John dedicates show to Chinese artist Ai

British singer Elton John performs in Shanghai on November 23, 2012. AFP / PETER PARKS

Pop icon Elton John publicly dedicated his only concert in Beijing to Chinese artist and political critic Ai Weiwei, sending a murmur of shock through audience members accustomed to tight censorship of Western pop shows.

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