In an exclusive interview with AFPTV, Chinese film star Gong Li, whose films have occasionally angered the Chinese authorities, says the country's growing film industry success could help bring about more openness.
By Julia Moskin [New York Times] - When Chime Doma and her three sisters were growing up, making sha momos — juicy beef dumplings that are an obsession among Tibetans — was a big, much-anticipated project. “Finding beef was not so easy, but when we finally got some, the whole family would help cut it up, and then do the mixing and the folding,” said Ms. Doma, who was raised, like many Tibetans who now live in the United States, in India.
By Hannah Beech and Austin Ramzy [TIME] - For 81 days last spring and summer, Ai Weiwei was China's most famous missing person. Detained in Beijing while attempting to catch a flight to Hong Kong on April 3, Ai, an artistic consultant for the iconic Bird's Nest stadium, was held almost entirely incommunicado and interrogated some 50 times while friends and supporters around the world petitioned for his release.