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2009-05-11 17:09:00

BEIJING, May 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. (NYSE: QXM) ("QXM" or "the Company"), a leading domestic manufacturer of mobile handsets for China's aspirant consumers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008. 4Q08 Highlights: -- Revenues were RMB557.8 million (US$81.8 million), vs. RMB747.0 million in 4Q07 -- Gross margin was 39.6% vs. 29.5% in 4Q07...

2008-10-20 12:00:20

British film star Hugh Grant has dropped out of the big-screen romantic comedy "Lost for Words," due to creative differences, Variety.com reported. Grant's film credits include "Four Weddings and a Funeral,""Sense and Sensibility,""Notting Hill,""About a Boy,""Love Actually,""American Dreamz" and "Music and Lyrics." In "Lost," he would have played a British actor approached to star in a movie by a Chinese director with whom he falls in love after a brief flirtation with her translator, the...

2008-09-15 09:00:33

Feng Xiaogang's "The Assembly" wins biennial Chinese audience film awards DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- "The Assembly," a warfare film by Chinese director Feng Xiaogang became the biggest winner at the 29th Full Blossom biennial awards given by the audiences in China's northeast seaport of Dalian on Saturday evening. The movie won the Best Feature Film after beating the strongest opponent "The Knot," and helped Feng, Zhang Hanyu and Deng Chao got the Best Director, Best Leading Actor and...

2008-09-11 09:00:25

Zhang Yimou, Gong Li, Jackie Chan fail to make shortlist for Chinese audience film awards DALIAN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese film veterans Zhang Yimou, Gong Li and Jackie Chan failed to make the shortlist for film awards given by the audience at an annual domestic film festival which opened in China's northeast seaport of Dalian on Wednesday. Directors Feng Xiaogang, Yin Li, Stephen Chow, Ning Hao and Gao Qunshu will contend for the Best Director of the 29th Full Blossom awards, with...

2008-08-08 06:00:40

By David Barboza For much of the past quarter-century, the Chinese director Zhang Yimou made films that showcased his country's struggle against poverty, war and political misrule to the outside world - films that Chinese, for the most part, never saw. Time and again, Zhang's terse, gritty epics were banned by government censors for portraying China's ugly side. When he won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994, the authorities stopped him from attending. Up for an Academy Award...

2006-09-04 06:56:04

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has banned director Lou Ye from making movies for the next five years after he submitted "Summer Palace" to the Cannes Film Festival without official approval, state media reported on Monday. Lou thumbed his nose at the film bureau by submitting his movie, a romance set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests that also features explicit sex scenes, without first clearing the screening with China's censors. "A senior official with SARFT...

2006-07-07 01:34:24

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese actress who played Hollywood movie star Zhang Ziyi's naked body double in "The Banquet" wants her name in the movie's credits, state media reported on Friday. "The Banquet," a Feng Xiaogang-directed film set for release in China in the autumn, stars "Memoirs of a Geisha" actress Zhang Ziyi and features several body doubles to play her in nude and fight scenes, the Nanfang Daily newspaper said. Shao Xiaoshan said she was paid 20,000 yuan ($2,500) for...

2006-06-18 19:39:35

By Jonathan Landreth SHANGHAI (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar-winning director Ang Lee offered China fatherly moviemaking advice Sunday, hinting that he was unsure how to work in the nation's restricted marketplace. "It's very important that you understand how you plan to attract people into your version of the black box," Lee said of the country's cinema industry. Speaking at the ninth annual Shanghai International Film Festival, Lee made only passing mention of the film that earned...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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