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...people injured amid toppled bricks.U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offered "his condolences to the Chinese Government and the families of those killed," according to a statement from his office. The statement said the U.N. is...
Cal Thomas: What Jack Ma can re-teach America

...communist China, an unlikely place to find such principles practiced.While there are legitimate concerns over how the Chinese government might capture and use credit card numbers and other information that flows through Alibaba's website, the philosophy...
Missing Malaysian flight hijacked, government says

...under pressure to give relatives firm news of the aircraft's fate. In a stinging commentary on Saturday, the Chinese government's Xinhua News Agency said the Malaysian information was "painfully belated," resulting in wasted efforts and...

...the young labor pool that must support the large baby boom generation as it retires."It's great. Finally the Chinese government is officially acknowledging the demographic challenges it is facing," said Cai Yong, an assistant professor of...
Why won't Jimmy Kimmel apologize some more?

...Practices. The Chinese Foreign Ministry is now in on the act, calling on ABC to "face its mistakes head on." The Chinese government's entry into the debate might seem opportunistic, but in fairness to Beijing, no other entity in the world has...

...he's literally changing a generation in China."Yao is gratified by the progress he's seen.Last summer, the Chinese government announced it would remove shark-fin soup from the menus of government banquets over the next three years and high-end...
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How many lawmakers does it take ...

...west to Hope. This must've been a very important meeting because, Giessel tells us, "a representative of the Chinese government, whose intentions must be taken seriously, attended the meetings." Sounds pretty high-powered. She continues...
China's bad air affects Alaska

...unfortunately, is stuck," Cahill said. "We are downwind." Unless international diplomatic pressure on the Chinese government succeeds in encouraging further efforts to control pollution, there is little Alaska can do, she said. While...
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Now Playing Synopsis: Filmmaker Alison Klayman presents an intimate portrait of outspoken Chinese artist/political activist Ai Weiwei, who was taken into police custody after criticizing the Chinese government over the deaths of 5000 students during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and who defied his country's censorship laws to help organize and inform his fellow citizens. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Back to 1942

Opens Friday, Nov 30, 2012 Synopsis: A North Henan landlord in China embarks on a pilgrimage to Shaanxi province during the 1942 famine, struggling to survive as war with Japan looms on the horizon. His house beset by starving villagers, Landlord Fan (Zhang Guoli) endeavors to calm the crowd by preparing a feast. But his house is burned down in the chaos, prompting Fan, his teenage daughter Xingxing (Fiona Wang), his servant Shuanzhu (Zhang Mo), and his tenant Huazhi (Xu Fan) to embark on a treacherous journey south. Along the way, encounters with an American journalist (Adrien Brody), and a priest (Zhang Hanyu) who has lost his faith reveal the true depth of the despair that grips the country. All of these hardships prompt Fan to make some devastating sacrifices that leave him a broken man. Meanwhile, the Japanese government attempts to turn the Chinese people away from their government by offering them sustenance, while the Chinese government finds themselves forced to choose between feeding their troops or the masses. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Zhang Guoli, Adrien Brody, Zhang Mo, Fiona Wang, Xu Fan, Zhang Hanyu, Tim Robbins, Chen Daoming, Li Xuejian, Fan Wei, Feng Yuanzheng Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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