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Hong Kong Filmart Puts on Brave Face for 3rd Virtual Edition Amid Local Omicron Wave

For the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, organizer of Asia’s largest content market, Filmart, the default mode in the pandemic era is to devise an array of contingency plans to ensure that the convention will proceed without a hitch no matter how the situation changes, Peggie Liu, associate director of the HKTDC, tells The Hollywood […]

Hong Kong Police Arrest Cantopop Singer Denise Ho, 5 Journalists for Sedition

Cantopop singer-actress turned political activist Denise Ho was among six people arrested on suspicion of sedition by Hong Kong’s national security police force in early-morning raids Wednesday targeting the online media company Stand News.  In a statement to local media, authorities said that they had arrested three men and three women, aged 34 to 73, […]

Hong Kong Passes Censorship Law Banning Films Against China’s National Security Interests

In a further blow to the once-thriving filmmaking hub, Hong Kong’s opposition-free legislature passed a new censorship law banning films it deems are against China’s national security interests. The film censorship law, passed Wednesday but long-mooted, includes a punishment of up to three years’ imprisonment and $130,000 in fines for violations. The law gives Hong […]

Top Hong Kong Singer Loses Concert Venue Amid Crackdown

A popular Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist will not be allowed to perform at one of the city’s top theaters later this month, stoking concerns that the Chinese authorities’ crackdown on dissent is reaching into the entertainment and cultural scene. The Hong Kong Arts Centre cited a public safety clause in canceling Denise Ho’s […]

Hong Kong to Censor, Retroactively Ban Films Due to National Security Law

Hong Kong, once the most vibrant and creative film production hub in East Asia, is set to institute tougher censorship and production laws for new films released in the city as well as retroactively vet films previously cleared for release for breaches of the territory’s national security law. The new censorship rules give Hong Kong’s […]