Academy Awards

Hollywood, China, & Freedom to Blow Up Tiananmen

While China may have finally scaled the highest pinnacle of international literary acclaim, no such triumph is on the cards atop tonight’s glittering pile of Oscars. Didi Kirsten Tatlow at IHT Rendezvous wonders why, when...

Batman Star’s Visit to Chen Guangcheng Blocked

‘Batman’ star Christian Bale was involved in a scuffle and ensuing car chase during an unsuccessful attempt to visit detained activist Chen Guangcheng on Thursday. The incident was captured by the CNN crew which...

Chen Kaige’s “The Promise” vying for Oscar – Xinhua

From Xinhua: Chinese director Chen Kaige‘s high-profile martial arts film, “The Promise”, has received its final “license” to compete for Best Foreign Film in next year’s Academy Awards. The film’s publicist, Huang Bing, announced that they received the official notification from the Film Bureau yesterday.

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