By Nestor U. Torre
It took years to do it, but the good news coming from China is that its homegrown movie productions have finally become more popular, and made more money at the box office than blockbusters from Hollywood, which have traditionally ruled the roost for a really long time.
Coming soon to a theater near you: China’s Communist Party. From demanding changes in plot lines that denigrate the Chinese leadership, to dampening lurid depictions of sex and violence, Beijing is having increasing success in pressuring Hollywood into deleting movie content Beijing finds objectionable.
Reality television in China will help cast the next “Transformers” flick.
Acclaimed pianist Ang Li will be featured in two shows at the Peta Theater Center on March 20. Ang Li, ranked among the world’s top 30 pianists during the 2009 Cliburn Competition, performs the music of Chopin and Liszt, as well as Chinese folk songs adapted for solo piano. “From China to Chopin, Ang Li [...]
Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China’s top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing’s growing “soft power” efforts to project unity between itself and the former British colony.
Jackie Chan wants his latest film to spread the message about how China’s national artifacts are being looted and sold.
China’s hugely popular Lunar New Year television galas aim to woo even more viewers this year with foreign megastars including Celine Dion and “Gangnam Style” pop sensation Psy, state media said Thursday.
Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan has once again provoked criticism, this time from an American blogger, after suggesting on Chinese television that the US is the “most corrupt” country in the world.
Award-winning Chinese director Xie Fei has slammed China’s system of film censorship as wasteful and arbitrary, urging censors in an open letter to issue clearer rules on banned topics.
A top Chinese daily on Wednesday condemned pop star Elton John for dedicating his Beijing show to dissident artist Ai Weiwei, saying it was disrespectful and could lead to bans on other Western performers.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei hopped onto the “Gangnam Style” bandwagon Wednesday, posting his own parody of Psy’s viral hit that remained at number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 for a fifth week.
A stage performance by bikini-clad women wearing headpieces styled after traditional Peking Opera has sparked debate in China after photos were made public this week, highlighting divided views on how to preserve the country’s traditions.