The BBC, long blocked by Chinese web censors, appears to be following in Google’s footsteps regarding the internet in China. Shanghaiist finds foreign news organizations self censoring more disturbing than search engines. Who is next?
Xinhua reports: “China’s financial center of Shanghai was hit by its first salinity crisis this year — but tap water remained safe.” Since when has Shanghai’s tap water been safe?
Wong Kar-Wai is said to be working on a Hurricane Katrina-based film set in New Orleans. He wants to cast Adrien Brody in the lead role. Also, The Lady from Shanghai, Wong’s planned project with Nicole Kidman, may be put off indefinitely.
Try not to sit next to this man at an awards show.
The Zhanjiang Incident: China’s latest village uprising “will probably be counted among the almost 100,000 mass incidents that have occurred or will occur in year 2006.”