Daniel Wu’s unusual journey to movie stardom

Daniel Wu took an unconventional path to becoming a major movie star in Asia. The “Into The Badlands” star grew up in California and got his first commercial gig while finishing university in Hong Kong. (May 17)

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LGBT supporters react after Taiwan approves same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s LGBT rights supporters celebrate after the parliament legalised same-sex marriage in a landmark first for Asia.

Taiwan votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. (May 17)

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Taiwan’s parliament approves same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s parliament legalises same-sex marriage in a landmark first for Asia as the government survives a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass a watered-down version.

Taiwan gay couples plan weddings ahead of marriage deadline

Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are making preparations to get married on May 24 – the deadline set by Taiwan’s top court to allow same-sex couples to legally wed. However, the Taiwanese parliament is still debating the details of the proposed marriage bill, which nonetheless promises to be a new milestone for Asia.

Same-sex marriage supporters gather outside Taiwan parliament

Several hundred same-sex marriage supporters gather outside the Taiwanese parliament as legislators debate Asia’s first gay marriage bill ahead of a parliamentary vote on Friday.

Phum Viphurit’s ‘human’ musical journey

YouTube sensation Phum Viphurit reveals how surreal it feels to be touring in Asia and the feelings he puts into his music to make the songs feel “human.” (May 13)

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Gay marriage opponents protest in Taiwan

Same-sex marriage opponents gather outside Taiwan’s parliament to protest against the government’s support for a bill which, if passed, would make it Asia’s first gay marriage law.

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Revamped Russian animation goes for global audiences

After the difficult years that followed the breakup of the USSR, Russian animation studios are back on the scene with great success in export, especially in Asia, and several contracts with the US giant Netflix.