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New Hong Kong To Censor Old Movies For Security Breaches

Hong Kong passed a toughened film censorship law on Wednesday empowering authorities to ban past films for "national security" threats and impose stiffer penalties for any breaches in the latest blow to the city's artistic freedoms. Authorities have embarked on a sweeping crackdown to root out Beijing's critics after huge...
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Are Chinese Youth the Future of Global Culture?

Our latest research, presented in the The New Key Opinion Leader is Here report — written in partnership with Tony Wang and with data from TD Reply — evaluates how a new generation of Chinese Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) are growing up on a different set of platforms and changing the rules of influencer marketing. We call them Cultural Opinion Leaders (COLs). Driven by Gen Z culture, COLs will set the tone going forward for how brands navigate influence in China and beyond. Here, we’re sharing an exclusive look at some of the insights retrieved from a series of conducted interviews with prominent experts on how influence is created, and shifting, in the Chinese market.
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Hong Kong Passes Ban on Films That ‘Threaten National Security,’ Ups Fines for Unauthorized Screenings

Hong Kong on Wednesday formally banned films that are deemed to “threaten national security” with an amendment to beef up its existing film censorship law, the latest move to tighten the grip on artistic and speech freedoms in the country. The city’s legislative council — in which there are no opposing forces — amended the Film Censorship Bill by a show of hands to give movie censors the task of vetting content for violations of a draconian national security written and imposed by Beijing last summer. They will now be able to hold off on their decisions for 28 days rather...
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Hong Kong passes film censorship law to 'safeguard national security'

HONG KONG, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's legislature passed a new film censorship law on Wednesday to "safeguard national security", though critics say it will dampen creativity in its world famous movie industry and further reduce freedoms in the former British colony. China imposed a sweeping national security law...

Netflix’s ‘My Name’ Season 2: Cancelled Or Renewed?

The K-Drama My Name has been a popular binge on Netflix, especially with the popularity for the genre on the streaming channel. This is especially so after the launch of the much-lauded Squid Game. However, is the relative success of Season 1 enough to renew the K-Drama series for Season 2? Read on to find out what is known about a potential second season of My Name.

Hong Kong passes new film censorship law

Hong Kong's legislature has passed a new law banning films deemed to violate China's national security interests, the latest blow to freedom of expression in the territory. Punishment for violating the law includes up to three years imprisonment and $130,000 (£95,000) in fines. Critics say the legislation will stifle the...

GROW Investment Group CIO on Chinese Markets

GROW Investment Group Chief Investment Officer William Ma discusses his latest China strategy. Ma tells us 'dual circulation' and 'common prosperity' are his favorite investment themes at the moment. He speaks to David Ingles and Yvonne Man on "Bloomberg Markets: China Open."

57 Group 1 Winners Among Nominees To Hong Kong International Races

The 2021 LONGINES Hong Kong International Races has attracted a galaxy of global and local stars with 135 world-class horses included in a glittering entry, with 57 individual Group 1 winners from nine countries or regions eyeing the lucrative four-race showcase on Dec. 12. Now worth a mammoth HK$100 million...

China carries out first successful test of underwater explosives to destroy a port

China has carried out its first-ever demolition of a port utilizing underwater explosives, a tactic that state media mentioned might be used in opposition to the US within the occasion of a conflict. Beijing’s army carried out the test on Saturday, utilizing underwater costs to destroy a dummy wharf at...

Letters: The Test and Trace fiasco is an example of big government at its worst

SIR – The NHS Test and Trace debacle (report, October 27) encapsulates everything that is wrong with big government. Taxpayers’ money has been squandered, with no one taking responsibility for the consequences, while the Government has taken the public for fools by continuing to parrot its “world-beating” nonsense. Boris Johnson...

New Live Series Sees Renowned Architects Discuss Their Lives and Creative Inspirations

The platform Architects, not Architecture (AnA), which invites architects to speak about their biographies and influences instead of their projects, turned five years old during the pandemic last year. Due to the constraints of lockdowns, founders and new A+Award jurors Fermín Tribaldos and Irene Osei-Poku decided to go digital. With a small team and a lot of effort, AnA set up a Virtual World Tour, expanding their reach to a global level and hosting a wide variety of internationally recognized names and local heroes.