Posts Tagged China

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan’s son released

Kai Ko cries during a press conference held after his release from detention in Beijing Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Ko, a Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan, was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities. (AP Photo/Peng Peng)

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China’s capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Pacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China

WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States, right, pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The boxers are scheduled to battle in WBO welterweight title match at The Venetian Macao on Nov. 23 in Macau. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions.

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China courts documentaries as it limits expression

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of the Li Xianting Film Fund, the organizer of the Beijing Independent Film Festival smokes as he meets journalists after he was released in Beijing, China. China is avidly wooing filmmakers to create more documentaries to replace popular dating, reality and game shows. But it is also stifling material with any whiff of challenging the Communist Party line. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it’s cracking down on them.

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9 footballers punished for match-fixing in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a professional footballer to 30 months in jail and given eight other players suspended sentences on charges of match fixing, state media reported Monday.

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