China military show of force near Taiwan has experts asking if island could be the ‘next Hong Kong’

“In the case of Hong Kong, there was always a limit to what could be done. Once it reverted, Hong Kong was part of China, and therefore beyond the reach of outside countries. That is not the case for Taiwan,” added Dean Cheng, national security and foreign policy expert at The Heritage Foundation. “But for […]

FWD Hong Kong earns host of prestigious awards for focus on community engagement

Sponsored campaigns designed to “Celebrate Living” met with critical acclaimHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - FWD Hong Kong (“FWD”) has won 29 marketing and public relations (PR) awards so far this year for the breadth and creativity of their recent community engagement campaigns, embodying our brand promise to “Celebrate Living”. The accolades include […]

Disney Refuses to Disclose ‘Mulan’ Box Office as China Bans Coverage of Film

If Mulan doesn’t succeed at the Chinese box office, it will likely dash Disney’s hopes of making a profit from the film. CNN Business reported that by combining a successful Chinese theatrical release with additional Disney+ subscriber revenue, Mulan may just break even.

‘Mulan’ has a lackluster box office debut in China

However, according to the analytics firm Gower Street, China is the nation closest to rebounding to pre-pandemic levels and has already had a blockbuster of its own with “The Eight Hundred,” a film produced by China’s CMC Pictures. That film has accumulated more than $300 million in China since its opening in late August.

What Lockdown 2.0 Looks Like: Harsher Rules, Deeper Confusion

The police are already confronting opposition. On at least four occasions in the past week, they reported having to smash the windows of cars and pull people out after they refused to provide a name and address at a police checkpoint. The Victoria police commissioner, Shane Patton, said a 38-year-old woman had also been charged […]

Disney criticized for filming ‘Mulan’ in China’s Xinjiang

“I can’t speak for what Yifei says in China, we didn’t know about it, what she was going to say, and that’s up to them,” he said during a roundtable session with other entertainment executives including from Netflix and Warner Brothers.

‘Mulan,’ once a sure thing, becomes a problem for Disney

The financial impact of the controversies on “Mulan” remains to be seen. The movie already faced a steep climb to profitability because so many theaters were closed by the coronavirus and Disney took the unusual step of releasing it online for $30 on its Disney+ streaming service.

California Shutdown Reverses Stock Market Surge In Frenetic Last Hour Of Trade; Netflix, Disney Shares Lose Ground

The Dow Jones Industrial Average had been up 564 points as earnings kicked off and as two drug companies, Pfizer and Germany’s Biontech, said they were fast-tracked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop two potential COVID-19 vaccines. The S&P 500 briefly turned positive for the year to date.

Chinese State Media Trashes Disney’s ‘Mulan’ for Not Being Pro-China Enough

The outlet insisted that calls to boycott Mulan did not reach Chinese audiences and that their decision not to watch the movie was independent of human rights concerns. The Global Times had asserted last week that any calls to avoid the film in recognition of its ties to concentration camp abuses and police brutality in Hong Kong […]

VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 8

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the global investment flow is likely to contract by 40% in 2020, but in Vietnam, newly registered capital has risen 6.6% and the number of new FDI projects inched up over 22% during the pandemic, Do Nhat Hoang, head of the ministry’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA), said while addressing a dialogue […]