Ultraman movie in a legal tangle in China


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 19 Jan 2019

Compiled by HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM, JAROD LIM and R. ARAVINTHAN 

AN Ultraman movie produced in China was launched recently despite its prequel Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman being mired in a legal infringement dispute, China Press reported.

The new Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman movie was produced by a company in Guangzhou and is about Ultraman giving his powers to a man to save the world.

The production company was said to have obtained Chinese govern­ment’s approval to produce the film but Japanese authorities had warned the move infringed on their culture.

The company, however, ignored the warning and continued filming.

Japan is planning to take legal action.

 

> Punishing employees was taken to another level when a group of women from an unidentified company were seen crawling on the street of Teng Zhou, Shang Dong in China.

Sin Chew Daily reported a video of the incident which had gone viral on the Internet with netizens condemning the move.

It also showed a man, believed to be the head of the company, carrying a flag and walking in front of the women who were punished for not being able to complete their work.

“It is also to teach them a lesson about being lazy on the job,” the man said.

The women’s pants were torn at the knees from all the crawling.

Authorities reportedly intervened and criticised the man for pulling off the dangerous stunt for publicity.

 

> Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse has denied that his range of Chef Nic’s cookies contained carcinogens.

Sin Chew Daily reported that Hong Kong authorities found 51 out of the 58 variants showed a high content of acrylamide, a cancer-­causing compound.

The chemical compound was said to be produced if the cookies were baked at 120°C.

Prior to the findings, Tse’s cookie recipe had top scores in the safety test.

A box of Tse’s cookies, priced at RM106, was even a present at Hong Kong artiste Gillian Chung’s wedding.

 

Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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