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Christian Bale Visit to Human Rights Lawyer Causes Uproar

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 10:17 pm (UTC+0)
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Christian Bale (克里斯蒂安·贝尔), the Hollywood star known for his roles as Batman and Empire of the Sun, set in China, was in China to promote his Chinese film, The Flowers of War (金陵十三钗) directed by Zhang Yimou (张艺谋). After the promotion ended, the star tried visiting one of China’s most famous human rights activists, Chen […]

Microblogs Gear Up for Nanjing Massacre Anniversary

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 5:28 pm (UTC+0)

Zhang Yimou’s (张艺谋) Flowers of War (金陵十三钗) starring Christian Bale, said to be the most expensive movie ever made in China, premiers on Friday in China. Watch the trailer for Flowers of War The film, based on a novel by Yan Geling (严歌苓), explores the 1937 Nanjing Massacre through the lives of 13 prostitutes who […]

Gold Diggers Become Trending Topic

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 2:09 am (UTC+0)

The topic of marrying for money, especially for younger women is trending in China. This viral Youtube video shows the nasty side of the debate. A woman shouts at her boyfriend in the subway: Look at you, you are useless, why am I going to marry you? You don’t have money. Man without money is […]

Falling Property Prices Create Net Buzz

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC+0)
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Through-the-roof housing prices (房价) is one of China’s hottest topics. Recently, Ren Zhiqiang (任志强) a property developer (开放商) who is big user of Sina microblog (新浪微博), angered a lot of people by blogging “Is there any country in history that has managed to grow its economy stably after a property bust?” As many property owners […]

SARFT Bans TV Adverts During Dramas, Online Comedy Follows

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 12:58 am (UTC+0)

This is a news report from Dragon TV, a major Chinese television network. It’s been embedded onto Youku, China’s leading online portal. This might be future for Chinese television, as SARFT (广电总局 State Administration of Radio Film and Television) announced on Monday that beginning in January, 2012, ads will be banned from the middle of […]



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