Taiwan Artist Hopes Film Ends Tiananmen Exile – Reuters

From Reuters via The New York Times:

Taiwanese singer and song writer Hou Dejian(侯德健) was given red carpet treatment when he defected to China at the peak of his career in 1983.

But China expelled the idol of millions for backing the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, which were crushed by troops and tanks on June 4 that year with heavy loss of life.

Today, the 49-year-old composer-turned-filmmaker hopes a $66 million martial arts fantasy film he has scripted will help end his exile from the mainland.[full text]


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