By Zen Soo The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Decisions in Hong Kong not to display a politically sensitive photograph in a museum exhibition and not broadcast the annual Academy Awards for the first time in decades have prompted concerns that Beijing’s crackdown on dissent in the city is extending to arts and entertainment. […]
By KEN MORITSUGU and JAMEY KEATEN The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,’’ according to a draft copy obtained […]
By STEPHEN WADE and YURI KAGEYAMA Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics creative director Hiroshi Sasaki is resigning after making demeaning comments about a well-known female celebrity. It is yet another setback for the postponed games and another involving comments about women. The Olympics are to open in just over four months, dogged by […]
By JUWON PARK Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Youn Yuh-jung was asked how she felt about being called the “Meryl Streep of South Korea“ in a recent interview, she said she’s flattered by the comparison. But she had her own introduction. “I am just a Korean actress in Korea,’’ 73-year-old actor said. […]
DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, was administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on March 6 at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala. After receiving the injection, he urged people to come forward, be brave and get vaccinated. “In order to prevent some […]
The thrills and chills of the big screen are back big-time in the world’s largest film market.
By ALICE FUNG and NICOLE KO The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — The Lunar New Year holiday is usually a busy period for flower farms in Hong Kong, which gear up to sell plum blossoms, orchids and daffodils at flower markets during the festive season. But the pandemic and restrictions on such festive markets […]
Ten panda cubs made their public debut in China’s leading panda reserve on Feb. 3 to mark Lunar New Year.
BEIJING (AP) — A ruckus brought by China over Canadian T-shirts bearing an altered logo of the New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang clan continued, with China’s Foreign Ministry saying it didn’t buy Canada’s explanation that the shirts were not an insult linked to the coronavirus. Canada’s Foreign Ministry said earlier this month that the shirts […]
By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said he would not resign despite pressure on him to do so after making derogatory comments earlier in the week about women. The controversy surrounding Yoshiro Mori, the gaffe-prone former Japanese prime minister, is one more problem the […]