How Sony sanitized films to please China's censors

Jul 26, 2015

How Sony sanitized films to please China's censors

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In a 2013 script for the movie “Pixels,” intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of China’s national treasures — the Great Wall. That scene is gone from the final version of the sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment ...

China gives Ai Weiwei his passport back after 4 years

Jul 22, 2015

China gives Ai Weiwei his passport back after 4 years

Ai Weiwei announced on Instagram that he got his passport back Wednesday, four years after it was confiscated by Chinese authorities. The artist and government critic posted a photo of himself holding a Chinese passport with the caption, “Today, I got my passport.” Ai ...

'Star Wars' shown in Chinese theaters for first time

Jun 16, 2015

'Star Wars' shown in Chinese theaters for first time

China has become one with the Force by showing the original “Star Wars” film in cinemas for the first time, nearly four decades after it became a global hit and a cornerstone of Western popular culture. The Shanghai International Film Festival is showing all ...