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2019 summer movie censorship preview: What you won’t see in Chinese theaters

Summer is approaching, and that means a plethora of potential blockbusters are lining up to hit the big screen…

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Friday Song: Vinida takes the lead among China’s underground rappers

There’s something convincing about the way Vinida turns her parasol and raps “I’m the future you long for.” Her…

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Friday Song: ‘Song of Joy,’ a Jiangnan sizhu classic

Jiangnan sizhu — 江南丝竹 (jiāngnán sīzhú), literally meaning “Jiangnan,” an area south of the Yangtze River, and “silk and…

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‘The New King of Comedy’: A remake that shouldn’t have been made

A remake of a 1999 Stephen Chow classic, The New King of Comedy has hijinks galore and even some…

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Friday Song: ’99 Bends in the Yellow River’ and an elegy for Chinese civilization

“Do you know how many bends are on the Yellow River?” belts the singer above, in Shaanxi dialect, to…

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1990 documentary ‘Sunless Days’ is a rare snapshot of the post-June 4 Chinese community

A somewhat experimental piece from Hong Kong director Shu Kei, as free-wheeling as it is far-flung, Sunless Days…

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My science has no nationality

For Chinese scientists who immigrated to the U.S., where do their hearts and bodies belong?…

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Friday Song: Beijing OG Nasty Ray

Today’s Friday Song comes to you from Beijing OG Nasty Ray, well known in hip-hop circles in China. In…

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Micro-influencers from China are buying their way onto the Cannes 2019 red carpet

This year’s Cannes, one of the “Big Three” film festivals alongside Berlin and Venice, is in full swing. High-profile…

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China’s greatest propaganda film: Zhou Enlai’s historical musical ‘The East is Red’

The story behind the Chinese Communist Party’s best propaganda musical.  

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Q&A: Ann Hu on being a Chinese-born filmmaker and foreign film distribution in China

Ann Hu is a Chinese-born writer, producer, and director who is known for her work on films such as…

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Friday Song: ‘Beneath the Cherry Blossom Tree’ — the first love that never blooms

Spring is slowly impressing its touch into the earth. As a native Cantonese, I have a springtime ritual —…

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‘Iron Moon’: A beautiful portrait of China’s working-class poets

Is there room for poetry in contemporary society? Iron Moon, an award-winning documentary that splices together the working-class life…

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An American’s China dream: Brian Linden and Yunnan tourism

Brian Linden isn’t trying to “save” the Chinese tourism industry, which suffers from top-down planning and dubious…

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‘Trump on Show,’ reviewed: Cantonese Opera meets Donald Trump (and Mao, Kim Jong Un, Ivanka, etc.)

Li Kui-ming’s Trump on Show is, like its title character, over the top, sensationalist, and unpredictable. But…

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