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TAIWAN TO VENICE: WE’RE NOT PART OF CHINA

August 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Officials in Taiwan are up in arms over the decision of the Venice Film Festival to designate the originating country of Wei Te-Sheng’s epic feature Seediq Bale as “China and Taiwan.” Taiwan was the final refuge of the Chinese Nationalist government after being routed by the Communists (“People’s Republic”) in 1949. Although the mainland government […]

3D PORN MOVIE MAY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL STEAMY SCENES

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appearing to borrow a page from the Justin Bieber playbook, the producer of the recently released 3D porn film that has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong is planning to add 15 minutes of additional steamy scenes in hopes of generating repeat business. Agence France-Presse, the French news agency, quoted Stephen Shiu, the […]

TAIPEI PULLS FILMS OUT OF SHANGHAI FILM FESTIVAL

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an odd decision, the Taipei Film Commission has pulled out of the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival after this week’s TV festival in Shanghai listed entries from Taiwan as originating from “Taiwan, China.” The Associated Press quoted Anne Lu, a publicist for the Taipei group as complaining that the mainland Chinese government was attempting […]