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China Appears to Block Encrypted Messaging App Signal

China appears to have blocked the encrypted messaging app Signal, which was frequently used by journalists, activists and dissidents as an alternative to heavily surveilled local social media channels. Although the app...

Shanghai International Film Festival Sets Official Dates

The Shanghai International Film Festival will take place this year from June 11 to June 19. The news comes less than two weeks after Gao Yunfei, the head of Shanghai’s municipal film...

BTS’ 10 Top Moments of 2020 That Brought Them to the Grammys

Even in a pandemic year like no other, the K-pop group BTS — and their fandom like no other — has managed to make record-breaking strides, pushing the boundaries of what a...

China Summons British Ambassador to Chastize Her Article in Defense of Press Freedom

Tensions between China and the U.K. flared this week after Beijing summoned Britain’s ambassador to China to chastize her for an article she wrote defending the role of independent foreign press in...

BTS Backer Big Hit Entertainment to Change Name to HYBE Corporation

Big Hit Entertainment, the backer of K-pop uber-group BTS, is in the process of changing its company name to HYBE Corporation, it told Variety Thursday. The company has already registered the new...

China Box Office: Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Flames Out at Third

Despite its emphasis on Asian representation and Southeast Asian themes, Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” failed to soar in China, coming in third with just $8.4 million, according to Maoyan data....

China Mulls Lifelong Ban for Actors Who Have Used Drugs

China’s top law-making body will consider this week a popular proposition to ban actors who have used drugs from entertainment industry for life at its annual weeklong meeting, which kicked off Friday....

China Tightens Grip on Hong Kong With Planned Electoral System Changes

China on Friday said it would revamp Hong Kong’s electoral system to tighten its grip on the city, a strong move against the region’s democratic governance and freedoms that has incited backlash...

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