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Rising Chinese politician under investigation for corruption

Jul 24, 2017

China's ruling Communist Party says a rising star once tipped for a top leadership post is under investigation

China opens movie theater on disputed South China Sea island

Jul 24, 2017

China has opened a state-of-the-art movie theater on disputed Woody Island in the South China Sea's Paracel group in an effort to improve quality of life for the roughly 200 residents and military personnel on the tiny landmass

British actor stranded for 3 days after fall in Thailand

Jul 20, 2017

A British actor who starred in the EastEnders soap opera was stranded for three days on a Thai island after he fell down a waterfall and broke his kneecap

Malaysia bans 'Despacito' on state radio, TV due to lyrics

Jul 20, 2017

Malaysia's government has banned the Spanish hit song "Despacito" on state radio and television following complains that its lyrics were obscene

Chinese Nobel laureate's death turns focus to widow's fate

Jul 14, 2017

Friends of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo's family say efforts to persuade the government to allow them to leave China were motivated by a desire to facilitate an escape from China for his severely depressed wife

Duterte slams Chelsea Clinton again for rape joke criticism

Jun 1, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has denounced Chelsea Clinton in an expletive-laden speech for the second straight day after she criticized a comment he made about rapes committed by soldiers.

'Dangal' becomes China's biggest non-Hollywood foreign film

May 23, 2017

The Aamir Khan film "Dangal" about an Indian man training his daughters to become wrestlers has become China's biggest grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie

China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

May 17, 2017

A rap group backed by China's government is warning South Korea in a video that "you're going too far" with the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system opposed by Beijing

From teenager to warlord in 'Farewell My Concubine'

May 16, 2017

As a teenager, Zhao Hailong had a small role in the award-winning film "Farewell My Concubine," the story of the life-long friendship between two men who met as apprentices in the famous Peking opera

Zhang Yimou says 'Great Wall' story may have been too weak

May 10, 2017

Zhang Yimou says the disappointing U.S. performance of the biggest budget China-U.S. co-production to date, "The Great Wall," may have been down to a weak story

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