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Voicing concerns: Thai artists take on the coup and the junta

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:06AM UTC "Hipster the King"

As Thailand enters a time when the wrong opinion can send people to prison, some artists and other creative minds are finding alternative ways to express their concerns and critiques of the government and Thai society.

NBA partners with China to expand training

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014 11:23AM UTC

The NBA has agreed to a multiyear partnership with China’s Ministry of Education to incorporate basketball curriculum in elementary, middle and high schools across the country.

Report: China bans movies with wayward actors

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 2:56PM UTC Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say authorities have banned productions with actors who are guilty of vice crimes such as using drugs or visiting prostitutes.

China police formally arrest Jaycee Chan in drug case

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 6:09PM UTC Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Prosecutors in Beijing say police have formally arrested the son of film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to take drugs.

China detains film director Wang Quan’an for hiring prostitute

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014 4:31PM UTC Chinese director Wang Quan'an. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing police say they have detained film director Wang Quan’an on a charge of prostitution.

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