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Taiwan’s KMT party exhibits pre-Nazi-like behaviour


Mitch Yang, spokesman for the 1996 Taiwanese student protest in Los Angeles when China launched a missile during Taiwan’s first Presidential election, has been warning about this sort of thing. “I see a strong similarity between what Ma is doing and what happened in Germany when Nazis… eventually, gradually, turned the country into a dictatorship,” Yang said. … Continue reading

China’s BYD fined for paying Chinese workers $1.50 per hour in California


BYD is a mainland Chinese company, specialising in green technologies.  Shares in the company are traded on the mainland in Shenzhen and off-shore in Hong Kong. The company is controlled by the co-founders. Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s holding company, owned 9.56 % of the company as of June 30, 2013. The company has established a … Continue reading

China kicks off European tour at Venice Film Festival


China is increasingly looking to Europe as a potential partner in the global movie biz. That was the message delivered at the Venice Film Festival by both Beijing Intl. Film Festival topper Zhao Zhiyong, on the Lido for the first time, and Vincent Fischer, CEO of European talent agency ECI, with offices in Beijing, Los Angeles and … Continue reading

Ziyi Zhang’s ‘My Lucky Star’ set for North American release


China Lion has acquired North American rights to Ziyi Zhang’s “My Lucky Star” and will release the Chinese-language comedy Sept. 20 in North America day-and-date with Mainland China. The film, directed by American helmer Dennie Gordon, stars Zhang and Chinese singer Wang Leehom in a project with a similar story line to “Sophie’s Revenge.” Producers are Ming Beaver … Continue reading

China now has up to 400 “cancer villages”


China now has up to 400 “cancer villages,” and the government only just admitted it. China’s “growth at all costs” approach to development has meant industries can spew waste pretty much wherever they want. Drinking water sources? Sure. Farmland? Fine. That approach has poisoned entire towns, sending cancer rates soaring. There are now so many … Continue reading

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