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Just announced today, The Sand Storm is a short film directed by New York filmmaker Jason Wishnow that was shot completely under the radar in China, starring none other than dissident artist Ai Weiwei in his acting debut. How such an audacious and risky endeavor came into being is pretty mind-blowing given the heavy amount of surveillance surrounding the artist. The movie takes place in a dystopian future where Ai Weiwei plays the role of a smuggler in a world without water.
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Posted on 4 April 2014 | 5:31 pm
A renowned Buddhist temple in east China's Zhejiang Province has set up an anti-terrorist and anti-riot squad to cope with potential emergencies as the peak travel season approaches.
The squad at the 1,700-year-old Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang, is made up of 20 monks aged between 20 and 40 and over 20 security guards, Master Jueheng said on Thursday.
It is the first such initiative for Chinese temples. The squad's members are equipped with shields, pepper spray and batons.
Posted on 4 April 2014 | 3:05 am
I am accustomed to living with the color of my skin at the forefront of my mind. As a black woman from the United States, I constantly experience the repercussions of living in a society with race heavily etched into its social make-up. So, when I prepared to move to China, the fear of racism, discrimination, and prejudice became an imminent concern.
So, what was the first thing I did as I packed my bags? I did what any other sensible person would do when faced with complex, nuanced problems su...
Posted on 3 April 2014 | 9:31 pm
"Let me ask you something,'' said a Malaysian government official. "Which country do you think will allow others from another country to come and let them stay in a great hotel and allow them to throw insults? We've been very nice already. I hope they realise that."
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Posted on 3 April 2014 | 6:55 pm
After spending weeks combing through official reports, attending press conferences and interviewing aviation insiders, Xinhua has officially called off the search for a Japanese link to the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.
On Friday morning, Beijing bureau chief Qian Congmin convened the agency's top news editors for a special meeting, where he announced that they should "abandon the search for Japanese involvement in this tragedy," adding that "in all likelihood, the blood of t...
Posted on 3 April 2014 | 5:17 pm