Which Asian Films Will Win in the Next Oscars?

Around 25 films have been selected by the 5th annual Asian World Film Festival to qualify for the Best International Film competition at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. Get to know some of these films below.

Hong Kong Protesters Make Daring Escape from Campus

Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters dramatically escaped a two-day police siege at a university campus late Monday by shimmying down ropes from a bridge to waiting motorbikes, after Beijing again warned it could intervene to end the crisis engulfing the city.

Olympic Robot Mascots Debut in Tokyo

Robot versions of Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic mascots thrilled hundreds of school children in Tokyo on Monday, striking sporting poses and displaying hearts in their electronic eyes.

Are Chinese Troops Allowed in Hong Kong?

A brief and rare deployment of Chinese troops in Hong Kong to clean up streets has raised questions about whether Beijing will intervene militarily to end nearly six months of pro-democracy protests.

Hong Kong’s Pride Parade Downgraded to Stationary Rally

Police have downgraded Hong Kong’s annual gay pride parade to a stationary rally, organisers said Thursday, after police banned the traditionally boisterous and colourful march through the territory as pro-democracy protests engulf the city.

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