SNL Newcomer Shane Gillis Used Asian Slur in September 2018 Podcast Video

RELATED STORIES On the same day that NBC’s Saturday Night Live cast its first-ever Asian cast member, a video has surfaced in which Shane Gillis, another of Season 45’s new hires, uses racist slurs while critiquing Chinatown and its culture. In a clip (embedded below) from “Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast”, dated September 2018 and […]

Asian and European stocks rally to track dramatic late-day rebound in US markets

Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach Asian shares jumped and European stocks soared, capping a tumultuous week of holiday trading in global stock markets. European indexes have been battered more than the US this year, with worries about trade, Italy’s budget crisis, and rising interest rates weighing on sentiment. The Euro Stoxx 50 and most major regional […]

Trump’s trade tweets not only threatened Asian markets this week but invited China to come save the day with a surprising and unorthodox message of trust

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images China’s reticent Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) intervened in declining Asian markets Wednesday, with a surprise message of trust, during the increasingly opaque trade war truce supposedly delivered at the G20 leaders summit in Argentina. That stands in pretty stark contrast to the volley of Tuesday tweets from President Donald Trump that smacked […]

Blind Indonesian judoka disqualified from Asian Para Games after refusing to take off hijab

Indonesian judoka Miftahul Jannah was banned from competing in the women’s 52kg visual impairment category at the Asian Para Games after the athlete refused to remove her hijab. The 21-year-old Muslim was disqualified from the competition for breaching the International Judo Federation (IJF) rules, which state that a judoka’s head “may not be covered except […]

Trump’s expected $200 billion shot at China makes European stocks wobble, Asian stocks fall

REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool; Alex Wong/Getty Images European share markets followed Asian counterparts lower on Monday as investors took fright at news Washington was set to announce a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods. President Donald Trump’s expected announcement of new tariffs on $ 200 billion in Chinese goods drew an immediate threat of reprisals from […]

South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization, proposes East Asian railroad community with China, Japan, Russia, and US

A third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is planned for September. While the subject of denuclearization remains at the center of the negotiation table, Moon said plans to build a railway across the peninsula will kick off this year. Moon proposed an East Asian railroad community […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is an extravagant, hilarious, and poignant examination of Asian American and Asian cultures that revolutionizes the studio rom-com

Color Force/IMDB “Crazy Rich Asians” is an extravagant, hilarious, and poignant examination of Asian American and Asian cultures.  It is a new kind of rom-com for many reasons. The cast is wonderful, and shows that Constance Wu and Henry Golding can carry a movie with their charm and outstanding talent in both comedy and drama. […]

Asian markets are sinking after the latest salvo in Trump’s trade war with China

The US government has released a list of $ US200 billion worth of Chinese goods that will be subject to new 10% tariffs. The news has not gone down well in Asian financial markets, especially in China. Stock futures point to losses, steep in some instances, in European and US markets when trade resumes later […]