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Ang Lee's "Crouching
Tiger Hidden Dragon" wins four Oscars!
Ang Lee is already planning
for a follow-up to his hit. He admits that there will be additional
problems because of the original's success.
"OPENING DAY" MLB ASIAN PITCHER
Chan Ho Park, of the L.A.
Dodgers, is the first Asian pitcher to be the starting
pitcher in an "Opening Day" major league league ballgame.
CHINESE-MADE HOLLYWOOD FILM
of Women" is the first Hollywood
film by a Chinese
producer. It will be shown worldwide on April
20, in both English
and Chinese. Investors include Universal Pictures and Silver
Dream Production that co-stars William
DYING "FLOWER DRUM"
As reported in the LA Times (March 29, 2001), David Henry
Hwang's new "Flower Drum Song" has been moved to Music Center's
smaller Mark Taper Forum - from the original Ahmanson Theater.
Reportedly because of scheduling and fund-raising problems,
things have been changed. In light of Mr. Hwang's Lost
Empire series's lackluster ratings and the inclusion of
"updated" dialogue such as "chop chop chop" - one can only
imagine the support he is receiving.
LEE & MICHELLE YEOW NEWS
Ang Lee and Michelle Yeow are both involved with upcoming
Ang Lee is working on a feature film version of the Incredible
Hulk and a biopic on Harry Houdini. Michelle Yeow has set
up her own production company and working on its first film
- "The Touch." She says it will be a comedy-action-adventure
set in present-day Shanghai and the Himalayas and featuring
a diverse cast. It will be a predominantly English-language
SON ON THE "NET"
Son" on the Internet, since the major networks won't show
Jack Chin and students at the University
of Cincinnati College of Law's "Immigration and Nationality
Law Review" are working
to repeal Alien
Land Laws that prohibit non US citizens from owning property
Mexico and Wyoming.
Song, naturalized American citizen from Queens (New York
City burough) was detained by South Korea's national Intelligence
South Korean National Intelligence Service stated that he
was held because he visited North Korea in October and had
agreed to act as an agent for that country's government in
getting a book published in South Korea which features President
Jung Il Kim's strategy for reunification.
LEE AT THE OSCARS
Lee and the dress she wore at the Oscars.
Nielson NetRating which monitors 371 million users across
21 countires (apx. 88% of the global internet audience ) states
the Asian Pacific region with home internet access account
for 47.9 million users with South Korea having 22.3 million
and Taiwan with 10 million.
Ranking of country online users are as follows (per month):
Korea - 16 hrs & 17 min.
- 10 hrs & 48 min.
- 9 hrs & 57 min.
Kong - 9 hrs & 46 min.
- 8 hrs & 16 min.
- 7 hrs & 56 min.
(11th) - 6 hrs & 57 min.
(16th) - 6 hrs & 5 min.
ASIAN INTERNET AUDIENCES
Islander provided information, obtained through the
Internet, that prevented the possibility of another Columbine!