Ang Lee: Golden Horse Awards will welcome all Chinese-language films

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/24
By: Sabine Cheng and Chiang Yi-ching

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) Oscar-winning Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee (李安) told reporters after the Golden Horse Awards ceremony Saturday that although China's boycott this year was regrettable, the awards will continue to welcome all Chinese-language films.

"Our arms will always be open," Lee said.

Lee, who was chairman of the awards' executive committee this year, was referring to China's decision in August to ban Chinese films and filmmakers from participating in Saturday's event, in response to political fallout from last year's awards.

During last year's ceremony, Taiwanese documentary director Fu Yu (傅榆) said in her acceptance speech that she hoped for Taiwan to be treated as an "independent entity," infuriating Beijing and the Chinese filmmakers in the audience.    [FULL  STORY]

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