“The most unbearable thing for a political prisoner is to fade into oblivion.” – Li Bifeng, a.k.a. LBH in For a Song and a Hundred Songs
If you haven’t already, watch The Gate of Heavenly Peace, directed by Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton, with writing by Geremie Barmé and John Crowley. The three-hour documentary was released in 1995 to rave reviews — “the atmosphere of the Beijing Spring is conveyed beautifully in all its pathos, drama, hope,…
We know laowai song-and-dance videos are passe — thanks, Jesse Appel, et al. — but the effort in this latest one is simply too rich to ignore. Matt Sheehan — who you recognize around these parts as the China Eastern airport rumble writer — teamed up with his friend Matt Allen to write, direct, shoot, and produce “We…
If you’re going to deface an ancient artifact in Luxor, Egypt, it’s best not to use your real name. That’s the lesson we’re learning from the Ding Jinhao incident.
They finished the Boston Marathon on Saturday as thousands of runners completed a one-mile run at Kenmore Square, along Boylston Street. This great idea was made doubly so by the display of solidarity above, with runners holding flags to honor the victims of the bombing on April 15. The Chinese flag, of course, is for …
By Pete DeMola
On May 15, a 24-year-old nurse surnamed Wang was cut in half by an elevator after she found herself pinched between its closing doors.
Django Unchained has officially been pulled out of every mainland Chinese theater.
According to Sina Weibo user @血一刀, the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained at the Sanlitun cineplex in Beijing was interrupted just one minute after it began:
A first-year student at Jinggangshan University in Ji’an, Jiangxi province was killed on April 9 when a basketball hoop fell on him. This is not in dispute. What is less certain, however, is why the steel hoop fell.
Third death reported due to H7N9 avian flu virus. This will be fun to track over the next few days.
Boy they do start young, don’t they?
There’s been a lot of hoopla over one of Iron Man 3′s film location, namely China — we heard the buzz as early as April 2012 — but only two notable Chinese actors appear in the film, Wang Xueqi and Fan Bingbing, and the latter doesn’t even appear in the new trailer. How disappointing, considering Fan is, by some…
Order was restored to the Chinese Basketball Association last night as the Guangdong Southern Tigers, winners of the CBA finals in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, and 2004, beat Liaoning on the road, 94-74, to complete a four-game sweep.
Peng Liyuan may be unlike other wives of China’s leaders — she’s the country’s first “First Lady,” after all — but that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to stray off-message when talking about her.
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