2018—Chinese year of the dog
Given the year’s performance churned out by Beijing under president for life Xi Jingping you could be excused for thinking it is the year of the rat! Lots of bullying over Taiwan again. 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the … your suggestions please.
The awards ceremony at the “Chinese Oscars” has been overshadowed by controversy surrounding the status of Taiwan, with live coverage being cut during an acceptance speech. In the 55th year of China’s Golden Horse awards, which recognise the best in Chinese language film, the focus of attention shifted from the awards to geopolitics. Fu Yue, who won the Best Documentary award for Our Youth — a film about Taiwan’s 2014 Sunflower Movement — used her acceptance speech to speak of her wish for Taiwan’s independence. [More]