Arts And Entertainment

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

Feb 16, 2018

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and around the world have been celebrating the Lunar New Year Friday

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

AP PHOTOS: Lion dance in Singapore ahead of Lunar New Year

Feb 4, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Performers from Southeast Asia take part in an international lion dance competition in Singapore ahead of the Lunar New Year

China orders microblog operators to tighten censorship

Feb 2, 2018

Chinese microblog operators have been ordered by regulators to tighten censorship after the most popular service was criticized for failing to block prohibited material

Mario and Minions? Illumination to co-produce Nintendo film

Feb 1, 2018

Mario gets together with the Minions: Japanese video-game company Nintendo Co.'s Mario movie co-produced with Chris Meledandri, the chief executive of Illumination Entertainment

EU, Sweden call for China to release detained publisher

Jan 24, 2018

The European Union has joined Sweden in calling for China's immediate release of a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train in front of his country's diplomats by Chinese police 4 days ago

Kara Wai ecstatic over Excellence in Asian Cinema Award

Jan 18, 2018

Hong Kong actress Kara Wai says she is ecstatic over receiving this year's Asian Film Awards' Excellence in Asian Cinema Award

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang denies sexual misconduct rumors

Jan 17, 2018

Well-known Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang has vehemently denied rumors of sexual misconduct by him

Japanese public TV says staffer sent missile alert in error

Jan 17, 2018

Japanese public broadcaster NHK says an erroneous alert about a North Korean missile fired at Japan was sent by a staff member who meant to transmit a different news flash