A controversial national security law for Hong Kong is set to take effect, as pro-democracy advocates warn of eroding freedoms in the semi-autonomous region. New reports say US President Donald Trump was briefed in February about suspected Russian bounties on US soldiers, contradicting the president's claims. An Iranian journalist has been sentenced to death. An Australian inquiry shows koalas in NSW could become extinct by 2050.
As the market for movies and entertainment grows in China, both American and Chinese productions face difficult questions when it comes to Chinese government censorship. But figuring out if things are getting better or worse is harder than it appears.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has gone 'Gangnam Style', creating a parody of the viral video hit performed by South Korean rap sensation PSY. And it stumped Chinese censors... for a bit, until they decided to block Internet access to the video.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai Expo displaced hundreds of thousands of residents in China. Some of them are still struggling to get compensation for their lost homes. One Shanghai couple took matters into their own hands.
Two days ago, outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei launched weiweicam.com, a website where you could watch a live stream of the artist going about his daily activities at home. The authorities objected however, and the Weiwei cams are now off.
"Art Review" journal has named Chinese artist Ai Weiwei the most powerful person in the art world. Ai's detainment by Chinese officials this past spring brought an international outcry for his release.
After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.
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