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Inside the surveillance state: how China coerces its people by making them think their every move is being watched

Inside the surveillance state: how China coerces its people...

China’s surveillance system may not be as advanced as the Communist Party claims,...

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Made in Hong Kong, Fruit Chan’s take on grim reality of 1997 for many in the city, and how the groundbreaking independent film was conceived

Made in Hong Kong, Fruit Chan’s take on grim reality of...

Set in a bleak public housing estate where triad gangs and loan sharks harass the...

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As India prepares for 75th Independence Day, scooter riders and police brace for more lethal glass-covered kite strings

As India prepares for 75th Independence Day, scooter riders...

Illegal glass or metal-covered strings aimed at bringing down rivals’ kites in popular...

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8 K-pop groups for rock fans, from Tomorrow X Together to Dreamcatcher and Xdinary Heroes

8 K-pop groups for rock fans, from Tomorrow X Together...

Several K-pop groups are leaning into rock these days, and these groups, such as...

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BBC Agatha Christie murder mystery adaptation is proof of the Queen of Crime’s enduring popularity

BBC Agatha Christie murder mystery adaptation is proof...

Agatha Christie, the world’s bestselling novelist and outsold only by Shakespeare...

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Hong Kong International Film Festival 2022: 10 highlights you shouldn’t miss, including local blockbusters Where the Wind Blows and Warriors of Future

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2022: 10 highlights...

The Hong Kong International Film Festival 2022 runs from August 15-31 and includes...

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Why Westworld Season 4 star Daniel Wu and director Lisa Joy click, his excitement over American Born Chinese, and his dream role

Why Westworld Season 4 star Daniel Wu and director Lisa...

Wu talks about Westworld Season 4 and working with an Asian-American director for...

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Summer 2022 films show Hollywood recognises its Gen Z audience – they star the likes of Zoey Deutch, explore online culture and activism

Summer 2022 films show Hollywood recognises its Gen Z audience...

Hollywood taps into Gen Z culture in summer 2022, releasing films that engage a...

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Nope movie review: Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele’s third feature, a horror sci-fi production, is one of the great studio movies of 2022

Nope movie review: Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele’s...

In Nope, Jordan Peele, director of Get Out and Us, has made one of the great studio...

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Monsta X to begin work on new music after contract talks, with I.M quitting their label but still part of the K-pop group. ‘I love you,’ he tells fans

Monsta X to begin work on new music after contract talks,...

Five of Monsta X’s six members have renewed their contracts with the K-pop group’s...

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Asian American International Film Festival 2022 in New York recalls history of activist filmmaking and looks to inspire a new generation

Asian American International Film Festival 2022 in New...

The 45th edition of the festival in New York is showing documentaries from the 1970s...

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‘It’s not good to be Chinese’: How MasterChef New Zealand 2022 winner overcame being ‘othered’ to proudly showcase his southern Chinese roots

‘It’s not good to be Chinese’: How MasterChef New Zealand...

MasterChef New Zealand 2022 winner Sam Low cooked modern takes on southern Chinese...

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How nomads changed history and hunter-gatherers became settled farmers, from China and the Eurasian steppe to Africa

How nomads changed history and hunter-gatherers became...

Migrants fleeing climate change, walls erected to keep them out – events today have...

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Romance meets ghost story in Hong Kong movie masterpiece Rouge, starring Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung and directed by Stanley Kwan

Romance meets ghost story in Hong Kong movie masterpiece...

Anita Mui plays the ghost of a 1930s prostitute searching for her lover, played...

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Food without farms – a blueprint for feeding the world and saving the planet by George Monbiot, environmental activist

Food without farms – a blueprint for feeding the world...

George Monbiot was shocked to see the speed with which Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...

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BTS songs and classical music merge in Suite for Army, a composer’s ode to the K-pop boy band

BTS songs and classical music merge in Suite for Army,...

After composer Henry Cheng unexpectedly fell in love with BTS, he wrote ‘Suite to...