Even the villain is new. Disney’s new trailer for the film offers us a number of glimpses of Xian Lang, a witch played by China’s Gong Li. Li joins a cast that includes Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and, of course, Liu Yifei as the titular character. (Yifei, by the way, recently brought calls for boycotts against the film after her vocal … [Read more...] about Mulan
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He sprinted toward the escaping ships, in a direction he had no room to go. But as he ran, his arms coiled and whipped around him like they had minds of their own. He flicked his fists using minute twists of his waist, and countless sheets of rock fastened themselves into a bridge under his feet. Jianzhu never broke stride as he traveled on thin air, suspended by his on-the-fly earthworks. … [Read more...] about A Budding Badass Finds Her Footing in This Excerpt From
A Japanese automaker overtook GM for the first time in first-quarter sales; Japan is an aging population with less and less of a workforce; China is growing exponentially, geometrically, algebraically, ballistically and without regard for your interpretation of integers. The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere may be seven decades overdue, but it is coming. And don't be surprised if in 50 years, the big players end in "-eng" rather than "-a." … [Read more...] about Fast as a Shark: Living on Chinese Rocks