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China dismisses high-profile #MeToo case as women continue to suffer assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Beijing Haidian Court dismissed a sexual harassment case against China Central Television (CCTV) host Zhu Jun (朱軍) on Tuesday (Sept. 14) due to “lack of evidence...

Chinese #MeToo plaintiff heads back to court for what could be last time

The plaintiff in a high-profile Chinese #MeToo case headed into a second closed-door hearing in Beijing on Tuesday in what she said could be her last time in court in her lawsuit against a prominent s...

Beijing court rules against woman in China #MeToo case

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court ruled against a Chinese woman on Tuesday in a #MeToo case that wound through the courts for three years, in a blow to the tamped-down movement whose legacy remains uncer...

China’s ‘fan circle’ highlights suppressed freedom in entertainment consumerism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government has recently taken a series of actions to crack down on its entertainment industry and to control extreme fan behavior; yet by doing so, both the go...

China cracks down on 'chaotic' celebrity fan culture after scandals

China cracked down on what it described as a "chaotic" celebrity fan culture on Friday, barring platforms from publishing popularity lists and regulating the sale of fan merchandise after a ...

Award-winning filmmaker Zhao Wei disappears from Chinese internet for reasons unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s billionaire film director and actress Zhao Wei (趙薇) has been scrubbed from the country’s internet by the government, for reasons that still remain a my...

Alibaba’s #MeToo scandal is warning for China tech

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Alibaba’s #MeToo moment rings loud alarm bells for China’s embattled technology sector at a bad time. The $534 billion e-commerce company was already...

Rocked by sexual assault allegation, Alibaba launches investigation, suspends several staff

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK) said on Sunday it has suspended several staff following an employee's allegations on the company's intranet that she was sexually a...

Police in China detain Canadian pop star Kris Wu over rape allegation

Police in China said they have detained a 30-year-old Canadian man surnamed Wu on suspicion of committing rape, with state media identifying him as Chinese-born pop singer Kris Wu. Wu was being inv...

Police: Man defrauded Chinese pop singer in sex scandal

BEIJING (AP) — A man has confessed to defrauding a Chinese-Canadian pop singer, Kris Wu, over a teenager’s accusation he had sex with her when she was drunk, Beijing police said Thursday. ...

Chinese pop star dumped by brands over sex complaint

BEIJING (AP) — A popular Chinese-Canadian singer, Kris Wu, has lost endorsement and other deals with at least 10 brands including Porsche and Bulgari after a teen-ager accused him of having sex with h...

Asian rapper Rich Brian is proving he belongs in hip-hop

When Brian Imanuel was a budding teen rapper in Jakarta, Indonesia, he wanted a rap name that would go well with a song that he was putting out on SoundCloud. He felt his own name, ...

Download Taipei Unversiade theme song ‘Embrace the World’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--“Embrace the World,” officially released on March 27, 2017, is the Taipei Universiade theme song made by Kris Wu and sung by him and his friends, I-WANT. Click the fo...