Controversial Writer-Director Guo Jingmin Suspected of Breaching Agreement After Apologizing for Plagiarism
The controversial Chinese writer-director Guy Jingmin has once again incurred public criticism just two weeks after he apologized for plagiarism. In Guo’s public apology made on Dec 30, 2020, he promised to compensate the writer Zhuang Yu, the victim of his plagiarism behaviors, with all his income that he had made from the plagiarized works. However, Zhuang instead suggested Guo to use the money to build a foundation for anti-plagiarism. They later reached an agreement in which Zhuang would also donate the income she made from her original novel together with Guo’s compensation to build the foundation. After Zhuang has contributed her part, Guo Jingmin has yet fulfilled his responsibility. Read more Global Times
Will a Reboot in China-US Relations Help Luxury?
It is expected that the Biden-Harris administration will select a more measured style when dealing with China. The bitter standoff between China and the US is set to continue, causing considerable strain on small business, consumers and even international companies, including luxury brands. As Biden is expected to embrace a pro-Hong Kong stand and reaffirm America’s commitment to the cause of the Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province, his administration will further alter the already fragile relationship between China and the US. Read more Jing Daily