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Alison de Souza

Hollywood’s obsession with cloning Crazy Rich Asians’ success has spawned copycat TV shows and helped secure book deals – but it may have also hurt Asian storytelling and portrayals.

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The long-awaited sequel to 1986’s flag-waving cult classic initially made changes to kowtow to Chinese censors – until the studio behind it started taking flak from American media and fans as US-China ties soured.

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McKinsey’s research found Asia-Pacific economies could add US$4.3 trillion to their economies over the next decade by advancing workplace gender equality.

The explosive growth of the social media app, fuelled by the coronavirus, has seen it amass 800 million users. In the US, fears are growing that it is a Trojan Horse for mass surveillance, sent by Beijing.

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During the 1992 Los Angeles riots, many Asian businesses were left to fend for themselves. Some are bracing once again, fearing a dangerous mix of xenophobia and lawlessness.

In the 1970s the martial arts star came up with a treatment for a series about a Chinese man wandering America’s Old West. The studios turned him down but released a similar series Kung Fu, with American actor David Carradine. Lee’s daughter Shannon talks about finding her father’s drawings and notes and joining forces with Justin Lin to make the series.

‘I don’t think there’s anything in the world as big or as difficult or inspiring as El Capitan,’ says free climber Alex Honnold of life after his solo, unroped ascent of the 900-metre rock wall in California, the subject of a documentary.

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