Staff Writer, The New Yorker
newyorker.com — I've never been to the Cannes Film Festival, and this year I regret missing it-judging from the word of critics whose judgment I value, it's an extraordinary harvest, and one of the movies premièring there that I'm most impatient to see is " A Touch of Sin," the new film by the Chinese director Jia Zhangke.
nytimes.com — BEIJING - Name a target anywhere in China, an official at a state-owned company boasted recently, and his crack staff will break into that person's computer, download the contents of the hard drive, record the keystrokes, and monitor cellphone communications, too.
newyorker.com — On the evening of April 12th, the Chinese film director Feng Xiaogang, who is better known for making big-budget comedies than for wading into the touchy politics of culture, mounted the stage at a gala celebration to receive the "Director of the Year" award from the China Film Directors Guild.
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