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

“Beijing cannot win the hearts and minds of the Taiwanese, the CCP has therefore chosen a punitive strategy – increased military coercion, efforts to isolate Taiwan internationally, and various attempts to undermine the effectiveness of Taiwan’s democratic institutions, support for those institutions, and to erode state cohesion,” Michael Cole, Taipei-based senior fellow with the Global […]

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

About FWD Hong Kong & MacauFWD Hong Kong offers life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, and financial planning. Its life insurance and general insurance operating entities have been assigned strong financial strength ratings by international rating agencies — FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited (incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability) is rated “A3” […]

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

Mulan is set to open in theatres in China on September 11, but the movie might struggle in the country where it is set. Reuters has reported that China has barred media coverage of the film’ after the Xinjiang backlash, which is set to be another blow for its reputation which will likely impact ticket […]

‘Mulan’ has a lackluster box office debut in China

The reasons why the film, which cost $200 million to make, failed to launch in China is likely due to several factors. Predominantly among them is the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged the theater industry. About 90% of theaters in China are open and theaters limited to half capacity.

What Lockdown 2.0 Looks Like: Harsher Rules, Deeper Confusion

For Cara Devine, who works at a wine store that closes at 8 p.m., that means carrying a government form with her everywhere and hoping that the police recognize her task as essential when she heads home after the curfew. But she also worried about the Uber drivers who take her back and forth.

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 review complained that the movie “failed to resonate with Chinese audiences” because it “failed to tell a Chinese story in an accurate and attractive manner.” The film’s values, the review claimed, were insufficiently “patriotic” for Communist Party loyalists. It also quoted an alleged Chinese professor complaining that some of the movie’s aesthetic and architectural […]

VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 8

Quang Ninh has proactively invested in infrastructure development, particularly in transport, according to Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Ky. Total investment under the public-private partnership (PPP) model in transport over the last five years stands at nearly 50 trillion VND, Ky said, with only about 9 percent sourced from the State.