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Film Screening: Drug War
Indiana University's East Asian Studies Center will be presenting Johnnie To’s 2013 film Drug War as part of the East Asian Film Series
Drug War (Du zhan 毒戰) is a Chinese-Hong Kong crime thriller film directed and produced by Johnnie To (2013). The film stars Sun Honglei as Police Captain Zhang, who partners with a drug lord named Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) after Choi is arrested for the production and distribution of methamphetamines. To avoid the death penalty, Choi agrees to reveal information about his partners' drug ring. Zhang starts to harbor doubts about Choi's honesty as the police’s drug sting spins out of control and it becomes unclear who has the upper hand.
Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.
David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?