“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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.