China

Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week

Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China

Soft Diplomacy: bravura “Opera Warriors” showcases Chinese performing arts

The rise and fall and resurgence of a Peking Opera troupe mirrors the resilience of Chinese cultural traditions.

Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis

Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England

M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court

It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon

Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies

Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out

Misfires from Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood but also two gems: Winter Sleep and Paddington

Human relations and the weather get chilly in the Turkish film Winter Sleep.
Trade Minister Teresa Wat trade mission. Photo by Province of BC

Trade Minister's trip gets B.C. "on equal footing" for exporting to Asia

Trade mission accomplished, Teresa Wat says.
Shanghai - Mychaylo Prystupa

China overtakes USA as world's largest economy

"One hundred million trips were taken by Chinese people outside the country last year -- one hundred million!" says Canadian China affairs expert.

A few-must see films at VIFF this year

VIFF, like Reese Witherspoon, is ready to go. She's in the opening film, Wild
Governor General David Johnston

Canada must deepen relationship with Asia, experts say

Canada lacks a national strategy for responding to the rise of Asia: experts say it's a problem.