Headlines From China: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Wins Big at U.S. National Society of Critics Awards

Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Wins Big at U.S. National Society of Critics Awards 

Chinese-born female director Chloe Zhao’s feature film “Nomadland” turned out to be a big winner on Saturday at the annual National Society of Film Critics Awards with four trophies. Zhao took home the Best Director award and Best Adapted Screenplay award. The leading actress Frances McDormand won Best Actress for her performance in the film while Joshua James Richards walked away with the Best Cinematography award. Adapted by Zhao from Jessica Bruder’s 2017 non-fiction book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century,” the film recounts the story of an out-of-work woman who packs her van and sets off from her small town to travel around the vast landscape of the American West, exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Read more china.org

NYSE Returns to Original Decision to Delist Chinese Telecom Giants

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) can’t seem to make up its mind, deciding once again to delist three major Chinese telecom companies starting on January 11. The announcement on Wednesday was an abrupt reversal of a reversal. The stock exchange first said it would end trading of shares in China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom last week to comply with an executive order that bars Americans from investing in firms potentially tied to the Chinese military. The NYSE then reversed course on Tuesday after “further consultation with relevant regulatory authorities.” This news comes after Beijing criticized the Trump administration for seeking to suppress Chinese companies “under the weakest pretext of national security” and warned of retaliatory measures. Read more Jing Daily