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Actor Nicholas Tse renouncing Canadian citizenship amid China's 'blacklist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong-born action film actor Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) was seen on Chinese TV Sunday (Sept. 5) claiming that he is in the process of renouncing his Canadian citizenship amid ...

Dalian's ‘Kyoto-style promenade’ closes due to anti-Japan sentiment in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The “Grand Tang’s Little Kyoto," a Japanese-themed commercial promenade in the Chinese city of Dalian, closed nine days after opening due to online outrag...

Whereabouts of Chinese celeb Zhao Wei's daughter unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Like her mother, the whereabouts of the daughter of billionaire Chinese actress Zhao Wei (趙薇, Vicky Zhao) is unknown, with the last sighting in Hong Kong. Last week, Zh...

Now-deleted Instagram post appeared to suggest missing Chinese celebrity in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Billionaire actress and filmmaker Zhao Wei (趙薇), who reportedly fled to France after being scrubbed from the internet by the Chinese government, appeared to comment on her...

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...

Jackie Chan moves ahead of Chinese leader Xi Jinping as most admired man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Actor Jackie Chan (成龍) moved ahead of Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) to take third place in the list of the world’s most admired men published on Great Britain&rsqu...

US declares Laos casino operators a criminal network

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is declaring the Zhao Wei network that operates a casino in Laos to be a transnational criminal organization. The Treasury Department imposed sanc...

Strong quake strikes southwest China, 13 dead, 175 injured

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a mountainous region in southwestern China near a famous national park, killing 13 people, injuring 175 others and knocking out power and phone networks....