Category Archives: Culture

Lao Army Launches TV Station Paid For by China

The Lao People’s Army has launched a television station funded entirely by the country’s powerful northern neighbor China, Lao media sources say. The station, Lao Army Television Channel 7, began broadcasting content on Sept. 9 from its building in the capital Vientiane. The station will operate under the authority of the Defense Ministry, which will

‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behind

Female filmmakers were shut out, Parasite made history and Joker edged out The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in Monday’s Oscar nominations.Todd Phillips’ R-rated superhero smash Joker topped all films with 11 nominations to the 92nd…

War film ‘1917’ stuns Golden Globes as Tarantino bags most prizes

War epic 1917 shocked the Golden Globes on Sunday by claiming the top prize for best drama film, while Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won the most honors, massively boosting their prospects for next month’s Oscars. Once Upon a Time �…

The Evolution of Chinese and Asian Faces in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES – One of the first stops for a tourist in Los Angeles is the TCL Chinese Theatre next to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Originally called Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, it opened in 1927 and is a remnant of Hollywood’s fascination with the Orient i…

The Evolution of Chinese and Asian Faces in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES – One of the first stops for a tourist in Los Angeles is the TCL Chinese Theatre next to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Originally called Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, it opened in 1927 and is a remnant of Hollywood’s fascination with the Orient i…

The Evolution of Chinese and Asian Faces in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES – One of the first stops for a tourist in Los Angeles is the TCL Chinese Theatre next to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Originally called Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, it opened in 1927 and is a remnant of Hollywood’s fascination with the Orient i…

German 5G Rules Avoid Huawei Ban; US Warns on Intel Sharing

LONDON – Germany released draft security guidelines Tuesday for next generation wireless networks that stopped short of banning Huawei, as the U.S. warned again it would reconsider intelligence sharing with allies that use the Chinese company’s equipme…

Experts: China Could Be ‘New Road’ Touted by North Korea

WASHINGTON – China may be a new road for North Korea if diplomacy with the United States fails, experts say.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with a senior North Korean official Wednesday in Pyongyang during a three-day visit that began Monday, acco…

US on Hong Kong Protests: ‘No More Violence on Both Sides’

VOA Mandarin Service, Ken Bredemeier, Chris Hannas and Megan Duzor contributed to this article.The United States is calling for calm on all sides in Hong Kong, as protests took a violent turn in recent days and U.S. officials noted signs of softening a…