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  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • Shanghai film festival highlights U.S.-China partnerships

    The 17th Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off this weekend with some red-carpet glamour, screenings and fresh announcements of new East-West partnerships, as the U.S. and mainland China — the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 movie markets...
  • Ivanhoe Commits to China's Wu Tianming Fund

    SHANGHAI - Ivanhoe Pictures, the film funding and production offshoot of Canadian mining giant Ivanhoe, has committed to co-financing and co-managing a new fund aimed at supporting young Chinese film-makers. The Wu Tianming Fund was named after Wu, a...
  • Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans

    Affirmative action amendment divides state's Asian Americans
    The alarming messages began appearing on Chinese-language social media networks in early February: A proposal in the California Legislature would cut the number of Asian students admitted to UC schools. Posters called it the "Yellow Peril Act," while...
  • Northbrook's Taste of Asia offers new activities

     Northbrook's Taste of Asia offers new activities
    Demonstrations of Chinese lantern making, Japanese flower arrangement and martial arts will be added to the menu of festivities Sunday at the 10th annual Taste of Asia in Northbrook. The festival, which celebrates Asian-American and Asian cultures and...
  • India's young voters look to Narendra Modi for change

    They have grown up in a modernizing India, with 3G networks and 24-hour ATMs allowing freer access to money and information than their parents ever had. They are more educated and ambitious, too, but their middle-class aspirations have stalled in a...
  • CANNES: Japan's Showgate Holds 'Grudge' Horror Sequel

    "Ju-On," Japan's most famous horror movie series, is to get a new sequel helmed by horror-meister Masayuki Ochiai. The original film, directed by Takashi Shimizu, went into sequel in Japanese and was also remade in English as "The Grudge" by Shimizu....
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • U.S.-based Medient Forms Pact with Malaysia's Tarantella

    HONG KONG - Medient, a Georgia, U.S.-based production company, has struck a deal with leading Malaysian producer Tarantella Pictures to create "a content and distribution pipeline." The two will jointly develop, finance, produce and distribute content...
  • China demolition of church in Wenzhou leaves Christians uneasy

    China demolition of church in Wenzhou leaves Christians uneasy
    Purple and yellow petunias greeted the faithful ascending the steps of the Flowered Plain village church on Sunday, its graceful gray domes a shade darker than the overcast sky. Inside, men sat in the pews on the right, as is customary here, while women,...
  • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station

    China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station
    BEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into...
  • Islamic laws in Brunei spark protests at L.A.-area luxury hotels

    Islamic laws in Brunei spark protests at L.A.-area luxury hotels
    The tiny, oil-rich country of Brunei has been a quiet steward of the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air, undertaking multimillion-dollar renovations of the landmarks. But in recent days both hotels have come under siege from Hollywood feminists and...