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Indian Premier League Cricket Retains Chinese Sponsor as Tournament Shifts to Middle East

The lucrative and hugely popular Indian Premier League cricket tournament, a programming mainstay for streamer Disney Plus Hotstar, has confirmed that the 2020 edition will take place in the United Arab Emirates, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis in India. Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Vivo will remain as the tournament’s title sponsor, despite simmering tensions […]
Tags: Asia, News, India, Global, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Sponsorship, Vivo, Indian Premier League, Disney Plus Hotstar


China’s Huanxi Media Strikes Factual Content Deal With U.K.’s All3media

China’s Huanxi Media has struck a deal with All3media International to license 110 hours of factual content, that will play on its Huanxi.com SVoD platform. The deal covers 25 titles with genres including true crime, travel, food, arts/culture, history and royalty. Titles include two seasons of Studio Lambert’s globe-trotting adventure “Race Across the World,” and another […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, All3media, Lambert, Huanxi Media


Lifetime Movie Package Launches on Australia’s Foxtel

Australia’s pay-TV leader Foxtel is expanding its on-demand offering by adding A+E Networks’ LMN-Lifetime Movie Network to its film lineup. The package, which targets a predominantly female audience with made for television movie content, will be made available from Sept. 1, at no extra charge to subscribers of the Foxtel Movies bundle. Foxtel says that […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Global, Foxtel, Foxtel Movies, Lifetime Movie, LMN Lifetime Movie Network


She moved countries for her husband. She didn't return home alive

Many foreign brides who meet men through matchmakers have become victims of discrimination, domestic violence and even murder at the hands of their husbands.
Tags: Asia, News


Filming Starts on South Australia TV Comedy ‘Aftertaste’

Filming has got under way in Adelaide on Australian comedy-drama series “Aftertaste.” It is the first major production to shoot in the state of South Australia since the coronavirus shut-down, and comes as a state of disaster and a nighttime curfew are declared in neighboring Victoria state, which includes Melbourne. The six-part Closer Productions show […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Production, Adelaide, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Coronavirus, Aftertaste, Filming Starts on South Australia TV


Korea Box Office: ‘Steel Rain 2’ Keeps Cinemas in Motion

Action thriller “Steel Rain 2: Summit” dominated the South Korean box office in its opening weekend. In doing so, it knocked “Peninsula” from the perch where it had been for the past two weeks. Released on Wednesday by Lotte Entertainment, “Steel Rain 2” earned $4.92 million from 663,000 admissions over the weekend. Over its five […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Peninsula, Lotte Entertainment, Korea Box Office, Steel Rain 2: Summit


Microsoft Says It Will Continue TikTok Acquisition Talks, After Trump’s Threat to Ban the App

Microsoft confirmed that it is in talks to buy TikTok from China’s ByteDance — and expects to conclude the M&A negotiations by Sept. 15 — coming after Donald Trump said he opposed such a deal and has claimed he plans to ban TikTok. Microsoft said that if it consummated a deal for TikTok, it would […]
Tags: Asia, News, Microsoft, China, Donald Trump, Trump, Tiktok, TikTok Microsoft


China Box Office: Local Titles Beat ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Debut as Business Stays Sluggish

Local content is proving more of a draw than Hollywood films as China’s cinemas get back on their feet. Chinese drama “Enigma of Arrival” quashed “Dolittle” and “Jojo Rabbit” to take the top spot in theaters’ second weekend back in business, while a local animation bested the whimpering China debut of Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog.” […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, China, Global, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Dolittle, China Box Office, Jojo Rabbit, Coronavirus


Wong Kar-wai Sets ‘Blossoms Shanghai’ as His First TV Series

Iconic auteur director, Wong Kar-wai has finally confirmed “Blossoms Shanghai” will be his first dive into dramatic TV series production. An adaptation of Jin Yucheng’s multi-award-winning Shanghai-set novel, “Blossoms,” the series also marks a return for Wong to his birthplace. Although he is associated with the free-wheeling Hong Kong film industry, Wong was born in […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Production, Shanghai, Wong Kar Wai, Wong, Hu Ge, Jin Yucheng, Blossoms Shanghai


‘The Eight Hundred’ Controversial War Film Finally Given China Release Date

Delayed by over a year for mysterious political reasons, epic Chinese war film “The Eight Hundred” has finally locked down a date for release in theaters. It will open in conventional and Imax cinemas in China from Aug. 21, making it one of the first outings for a high-profile local film since Chinese cinemas hesitantly […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Cinema, The Eight Hundred, coronavirus China


The 'Sweat' you drink: Inside the meteoric rise of Asia's answer to Gatorade

In the 1989 US blockbuster "Back to the Future II," time traveler Marty McFly orders a Pepsi Perfect at Hill Valley's futuristic Cafe 80s. It was an iconic moment of product placement.
Tags: Asia, News, Marty Mcfly, Pepsi, Hill Valley


What we know about schoolkids and coronavirus

As schools and parents struggle with the decision to reopen in-person classes, what do we know about kids' vulnerability? Here's everything you need to know:Can children get COVID-19? Yes, but the evidence strongly suggests that children are less prone to infection by the coronavirus than adults. Those under 18 account for about 6 percent of confirmed cases in the U.S., despite constituting some 22 percent of the population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Pre...
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Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think

New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Subways, Masks, Commuting, Buses, Foye, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Marr, Linsey, Transit Systems, Patrick J, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Contact Tracing (Public Health


The 'Sweat' you drink: Inside the meteoric rise of Asia's answer to Gatorade

Launched in 1980, Pocari Sweat is a force in the sports beverage market across Asia and the Middle East. But while the beverage turns 40 this year, it's virtually unheard of in the West.
Tags: Asia, Cnn, Middle East


Record spikes in Asia as WHO issues grim virus warning

Southeast Asian countries reported record rises of new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the WHO warned the effects of the pandemic would be felt for decades and the scramble for a vaccine heated up. Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million, according to an AFP tally. As countries across Western Europe announced new lockdowns and reported historic economic slumps, the W...
Tags: Asia, News, Who, World Health Organization, Western Europe, Afp


Were Hiroshima and Nagasaki War Crimes? It’s Not so Simple.

This Thursday, August 6, will mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, an event that would lead to Japan’s surrender and the end of World War II, a global conflagration which, over six blood-filled years, had cost 75 million lives and inflicted untold misery and devastation on millions more. At the time, the news of the nuclear weapons that demolished Hiroshima, and three days later Nagasaki, was greeted with enthusiasm by an American public that felt vindicated in its war against ...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Obama, Navy, Washington, China, Germany, America, Britain, United States, Philippines, Normandy, Paris, Army, Tokyo


Universal Music Vietnam’s First Signing Is Pop Phenom Phùng Khánh Linh

Universal Music Vietnam (UMV), in partnership with Vietnamese independent label Times Records (Hãng Đĩa Thời Đại), has signed Vietnamese pop sensation Phùng Khánh Linh. The announcement comes on the heels of Universal Music Group opening UMV’s offices in Ho Chi Minh City last month. The territory is headed by general manager Lan Khanh Phung. Phùng […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, The Voice, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Universal Music Group, Phùng Khánh Linh, Universal Music Vietnam, Universal Music Vietnam UMV, Times Records Hãng, Lan Khanh Phung Phùng


Hong Kong is setting up a postponed election without a real opposition

Hong Kong's decision to bar 12 pro-democracy candidates from standing in now postponed elections has raised serious concerns over whether genuine political opposition will be tolerated in the city following the imposition of a new security law by Beijing.
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News


US national shot dead in Pakistan courtroom during blasphemy trial

A United States citizen on trial for blasphemy in Pakistan has been shot dead while appearing in court, in the latest act of violence connected to the controversial legislation.
Tags: Asia, News, US, United States, Pakistan


Hong Kong postpones legislative elections for a year over coronavirus fears

Hong Kong will postpone legislative elections due to be held in September by one year because of the coronavirus outbreak, the city's leader said Friday.
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News


Some China Cinemas to Schedule Intermission for Films Over Two Hours Long

A portion of Chinese cinemas have been ordered to program an intermission for films that exceed two hours as a coronavirus prevention measure, Chinese reports said Friday. The requirement will affect a number of upcoming Hollywood films that run over 120 minutes, including a re-run of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” set to hit screens on Sunday, […]
Tags: Asia, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, News, China, Global, Tenet, Coronavirus


Endeavor Content, New Europe Board Venice & Toronto Title ‘The Disciple,’ Executive Produced by Alfonso Cuaron

Endeavor Content and New Europe Film Sales have picked up North American and European sales, respectively, for Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s Venice and Toronto title “The Disciple.” The film is executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron, who mentored Tamhane after he made his feature debut with “Court.” “Court” won more than 30 awards at film festivals […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Toronto, Alfonso Cuarón, Venice, Chaitanya Tamhane, Venice Film Festival, Court Court, New Europe Film Sales, Toronto Film Festval, Endeavor Content New Europe Board Venice amp


Dr. Anthony Fauci, other top Trump aides acknowledge delays in COVID-19 testing

Fauci said Europe and Asia had managed to shut down 95% of their populations, whereas about 50% of the United States was shut down.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Asia, Europe, Usa, News, United States, Usa Today, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci


‘We Know This Is A Recession, But We Don’t Want This To Go Into Depression Territory,’ Says Economics Professor

(CBSNewYork) — The COVID-19 pandemic rages on, and the economy is in a precarious place. What happens in the coming weeks and months will affect millions of people yet remains largely outside their control. Almost halfway through the summer, as the pandemic wanes in many parts of Europe and Asia, the number of new cases in the U.S. has topped 50,000 almost every day in July. The domestic daily death count routinely exceeds 1,000. Many states are seeing near-record highs for infections. Hospitals...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, Florida, News, Congress, Economy, Unemployment, United States, U S, Commerce Department, Consumer, Fordham University, Economic Crisis, Santangelo, Giacomo Santangelo


Mysterious Chinese Seeds Showing Up In Colusa County

COLUSA COUNTY (CBS13) – Mysterious Chinese seeds are now showing up in Colusa County. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) says it recently became aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited seeds from China and other parts of Asia.” Often labeled as jewelry, toys, and more, the packages are being shipped to homeowners throughout the U.S., including some in Colusa County. The CDFA is communicating with the United States Department of Agriculture to dete...
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Live updates - Fauci: 'Diversity of response' from states hurt efforts to contain coronavirus

Fauci said Europe and Asia had managed to shut down 95% of their populations, whereas about 50% of the United States was shut down.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Asia, Europe, Usa, News, United States, Usa Today, Fauci


Will COVID-19 Hand the 2020 Box Office Crown to China?

Back when Chinese developers were building cinemas at the rate of 10,000 screens per year, a favorite guessing game of distribution executives was trying to determine when China’s theatrical box office would overtake that of North America. That scenario hasn’t happened yet. Last year, China’s box office growth slowed to a pedestrian 5% and reached […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Imax, Box Office, North America, Coronavirus


Global report: China records most daily cases since March; poverty fears in south-east Asia

Xinjiang records 112 local transmissions; UN says millions could be forced into poverty in south-east Asia; Indonesia extends restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has recorded its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases since early March, as the United Nations warned the pandemic could force tens of millions of people in south-east Asia into extreme poverty.Chinese health authorities confirmed 127 new cases, including four imported and 123 local transmi...
Tags: Asia, Indonesia, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, United Nations, Un, Vietnam, Xinjiang, Liaoning, Coronavirus outbreak


Women in Xinjiang shine a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

Gulbahar Jelilova says she was on a business trip to Xinjiang in May 2017 when she was suddenly taken away by police and thrown into a detention center.
Tags: Asia, News, Beijing, Xinjiang, Gulbahar Jelilova



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