Chinese firm Dalian Wanda opens $7.9bn 'movie metropolis'

Chinese firm Dalian Wanda opens $7.9bn 'movie metropolis'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The site also features a shopping mall, restaurants and a huge cinema A sprawling film studio complex featuring a theme park, yacht club and hotel has opened in eastern China. Chinese firm Dalian Wanda has invested $7.9bn (£5.7bn) into the Qingdao Movie Metropolis, which it hopes will attract foreign producers […]

Korea summit: When war ends but peace is out of reach

Korea summit: When war ends but peace is out of reach

Image copyright Fox Photos Image caption After millions of deaths, the Korean war finally ended indecisively with an armistice in August 1953, but to this day no peace treaty has been reached More than six decades after the guns fell silent at the end of three years of bloody combat on the Korean peninsula, the […]

Myanmar violence: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Kachin state

Myanmar violence: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Kachin state

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least 10,000 people are believed to have fled their homes in Kachin this year Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar’s northernmost state. Some 4,000 people have been driven from their homes since early April, according to the UN. It […]

Koreas summit: North Korean media hail 'historic' meeting

Koreas summit: North Korean media hail 'historic' meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWelcoming Kim Jong-un with pomp and ritual Friday’s summit between the leaders of North and South Korea was a “historic meeting” paving the way for the start of a new era, North Korea’s media say. The North’s Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea agreed to […]

Koreas summit: Will historic talks lead to lasting peace?

Koreas summit: Will historic talks lead to lasting peace?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWelcoming Kim Jong-un with pomp and ritual Friday’s dramatic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, represents an unambiguous historic breakthrough at least in terms of the image of bilateral reconciliation and the emotional uplift it has given to […]

Crossing Divides: Hindus and Sikhs help build a mosque in India

Crossing Divides: Hindus and Sikhs help build a mosque in India

India’s religious groups have so often clashed, with recent years marred by violence. But a remarkable gesture has helped foster a rare harmony in one village. As mason Nazim “Raja” Khan toiled over the construction of a Shiva temple in a Punjab village, a thought nagged at him. There he was, a Muslim, building a […]

'Like being in a prison without bars'

'Like being in a prison without bars'

South Korean fishermen living in Baengnyeongdo, an island near the border with North Korea, constantly feel caught up in tensions between the two Koreas. Now, the talks between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in give them more “breathing room” – and the hope that they can visit the North again one day. Source link

K-pop superstars BTS announce world tour

K-pop superstars BTS announce world tour

Image copyright Getty Images South Korean boy band BTS have announced a mammoth world tour which includes two UK dates. The seven-member group will perform at the O2 Arena in London on 9 and 10 October. The tour, called Love Yourself, will start in their native South Korea before also heading to Canada, the Netherlands […]

Balenciaga sorry over mistreatment of Chinese shoppers in Paris

Balenciaga sorry over mistreatment of Chinese shoppers in Paris

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Balenciaga is famous for its high end shoes, clothing and handbags Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga has apologised after claims that Chinese shoppers were mistreated at a Parisian outlet sparked a backlash. Balenciaga and upmarket retailer Printemps apologised on Chinese social media, where news of the incident has attracted over two […]