Thai protesters rally for big anti-government demonstration

Asia Pacific Sep 19, 2020

Thai protesters rally for big anti-government demonstration

Protesters rallied in Bangkok on Saturday for what organizers hope will be the biggest demonstration in years to demand the removal of former junta leader and now military-backed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a new constitution and elections. Some Thai protest leaders have also demanded reforms ...

U.S. lawmakers press Disney chief about Xinjiang links to ‘Mulan’

Film Sep 12, 2020

U.S. lawmakers press Disney chief about Xinjiang links to ‘Mulan’

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have asked Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek to explain the company’s contacts with "security and propaganda authorities” in the Xinjiang region of China during production of the live-action version of "Mulan.” After it was learned that ...

'Mulan' movie boycott calls grow over scenes filmed in Xinjiang

Film Sep 8, 2020

'Mulan' movie boycott calls grow over scenes filmed in Xinjiang

Disney's live-action "Mulan" remake is facing fresh boycott calls after it emerged some of the blockbuster's scenes were filmed in China's Xinjiang region, where widespread rights abuses against the region's Muslim population have been widely documented. The lavish $200 million film about a legendary female ...

China expels U.S. journalists in biggest crackdown in years

Asia Pacific Mar 18, 2020

China expels U.S. journalists in biggest crackdown in years

China on Wednesday expelled American journalists at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal in the communist government's most severe move against foreign media in recent memory. The drastic move came as the two powers feud over the coronavirus pandemic, ...