Assorted English news

  1. The world seems to be concerned that Hollywood films are no longer beating the domestic films in China, read about it from the New York Times and the Guardian. Is this a temporary phenomenon or a lasting trend?
    How quickly do cultural works depreciate in value?  The Slate does an economic analysis here.
  2. China’s new first lady quickly becomes style icon for a nation.   This article on singer Peng Liyuan suggests that only those with “imperfect bodies,” such as Zhou Xun or Fan Bingbing (what flaws?) , will become fashion icons.
  3. Tennis player Li Na chosen for one of the seven covers of Times 100.
  4. Dreamworks Oriental, the Shanghai-based offshoot of the animation company that’s partly owned by the Shanghai Media Group, has announced Tibet Code as one of its first projects. More from Variety here(more…)