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Ang Lee: A Chinese Take On The Taiwanese Master's Latest Movie Feature

Life of Pi shows the Taiwan-born Lee in total command of his storytelling talents.

Ang Lee: A Chinese Take On The Taiwanese Master's Latest Movie Feature
Mu Weier

LONDON – Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee continues to build his film legend. His latest film, “Life of Pi,” made its U.S. and Chinese debut during Thanksgiving weekend. In both countries it was met with universal acclaim.

American film critic Roger Ebert called it “a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery,” saying it was “one of the best films of the year.” Its rating soared on Douban.com, a Chinese social networking service for books, movies and music – making it a box office hit.

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Welcome to Friday, where reports say Sweden could follow Finland’s lead to join NATO, Elon Musk puts buying Twitter on hold, and we catch a first glimpse of a black hole that’s living next door. Meanwhile, French economic daily Les Echos shines a light on the dubious working and sourcing practices of Shein, the Chinese fast-fashion superstar retailer.

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